The singer, who has had a colourful couple of years to say the least, was reported to have admitted himself into Swiss treatment facility, The Kusnacht Practice, during this summer in an attempt to finally clean his act up once and for all.
Although the center is one of the most expensive, and George obviously isn’t performing or releasing material, it seems financial woes are of little concern to him. According to the UK newspaper The Sun, George earned £4.1 million last year (2014) from his company Nobby’s Hobbies Holdings Ltd from album sales and royalties alone.
Over the years, George has had hit after hit, plus a string of very successful tours. Yes, it’s great that he has royalties streaming into his bank account, but sources claim that he is very eager to get back to work and launch a huge comeback in 2016.
The singer however, had made it clear that his return to work will be contingent upon him attaining his sobriety goals.
A source told The Sun, “It’s quite incredible George is still making millions even though he has not been working, we know he’s desperate to get back to work by next year, especially because it will be the 30th anniversary of Wham! splitting up and George going solo. But the absolute priority for him and his team is his health, as there’s clearly no rush about him getting back to work.”
George has hit the headlines a lot these past few years. He has spoken of his fondness for cannabis and prior to his admission to rehab it was suggested George was smoking up to 25 joints per day. The Sun also ran a story from his cousin’s wife, who claimed that the star also suffered from a severe crack cocaine problem.
Refuting the claim, George took to Twitter on July 12th this year to tell the world that his health issues are not nearly as severe as claimed.
“To my lovelies, do not believe this rubbish in the papers today by someone I don’t know anymore and haven’t seen for nearly 18 years…” he tweeted. “I am perfectly fine and enjoyed Wimbledon like the rest of you… Lots of love, The Singing Greek xxx.”
Also, in a poignant tweet on Sept 5th, the singer wrote, “Thank you for all the support and for listening without prejudice x.”
We’re with you all the way George, we look forward to seeing and hearing you soon.