Singer had said 2008 shows would be his last

George Michael has hinted that he is set to come out of live retirement.

In 2008 the singer played what many believed were his last gigs: two live shows at London’s Earl’s Court, billed as ‘The Final Two’.

However now, responding to negative comments from the press, he has tweeted from “Face it paps, hacks and haters… the album will sell great, the tour will sell out, and the fans remain some of the loyalest in the world.”

George recently covered New Order’s ‘True Faith’ for Comic Relief and reissued his 1987 album ‘Faith’.