Singer George Michael poses at home with his cat after losing his voice and being forced to cancel a number of live shows in 1980, London.
This is a file photo of George Michael performing in 1991.
British singer George Michael gives a press conference Feb. 10, 1997, in Cannes, France, during the fourth annual Milia trade fair of multimedia products. Michael announced that he was launching an Internet site.
Pop stars George Michael and Elton John leave Westminster Abbey Sept. 6, 1997, after the funeral service of Diana, Princess of Wales.
Paul McCartney with, from left, Chrissie Hynde, Tom Jones, George Michael, Des'ree, Elvis Costello, Eddie Izzard and Sinead O Connor on stage during the "Here, There and Everywhere" tribute concert to Paul's first wife, Linda, April 10, 1999, at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
George Michael performs on stage as part of the Net Aid concert Oct. 9, 1999, at Wembley, London.
George Michael arrives at London's Dorchester hotel for the British Film Institute party for Dame Elizabeth Taylor May 24, 2000. The party was a benefit for the Red Hot AIDS Charitable Trust and Elizabeth Taylor's AIDS foundation.
George Michael accepts the Radio Academy's PPL Award, at the Shaw Theatre on April 28, 2004, in London, for being the most played artist on the radio in the last 20 years. Elton John took second place; Robbie Williams, third, and Kylie Minogue, fourth.
This is George Michael in his car April 28, 2004, outside the Shaw Theatre in London, where he received the Radio Academy's PPL Award for being the most played artist on the radio in the last 20 years.
George Michael poses at the Sunset Virgin Megastore where he made an appearance to sign copies of his CD, "Patience," May 21, 2004, in Hollywood, Calif.
George Michael signs autographs for fans as he arrives for the "George Michael - A Different Story" world premiere during the 55th annual Berlinale International Film Festival Feb. 16, 2005, in Berlin, Germany.
George Michael and Sir Paul McCartney embrace on stage at "Live 8 London" in Hyde Park July 2, 2005, in London, England. The free concert was one of 10 simultaneous international gigs that preceded the G8 summit (July 6-8, 2005) to raise awareness for MAKEpovertyHISTORY.
Musicians Pete Townshend from The Who, George Michael and David Gilmour from Pink Floyd perform "Hey Jude" with children on stage at the finale of "Live 8 London" in Hyde Park on July 2, 2005, in London, England.
George Michael attends the Music Industry Trust Awards 2005 Nov. 7, 2005, in London, England.
George Michael attends the Japanese premiere of his film "A Different Story" Dec. 15, 2005, in Tokyo.
George Michael on Jun. 8, 2007.
George Michael arrives at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court in London on Sept. 14, 2010. Michael was due to be sentenced after pleading guilty to possessing cannabis and driving under the influence of drugs at an earlier hearing.
British singer George Michael outside his house in Highgate, London on Oct. 11, 2011.
George Michael performs during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games on Aug. 12, 2012, in London.