GEORGE JOINS IN

Calls the press to announce involvement but keeps schtum otherwise

George Michael held a press conference today to confirm he has been added to the bill of the forthcoming Net Aid concert.

The show will take place at London Wembley Stadium on October 9 and is already set to include performances from Robbie Williams, Stereophonics, Catatonia, David Bowie and Eurythmics among others.

It is being held to raise money for refugees in Kosovo and The Sudan. Michael said: “The people of Kosovo still definitely need our help. I think this would be a really good time to show that the compassion we showed during the conflict was not just some kind of communal, public melodrama – that we actually meant it.”

He refused to field questions on recent reports that he was being sued by the officer who arrested him in a Los Angeles public toilet.

It is expected that the final song performed at the concert by all the artists will be Wyclef Jean and Bono’s Net Aid single ‘New Day’.

Similar events will be held in Geneva and New York where artists such as Mary J. Blige, Puff Daddy and Busta Rhymes will all play. Donations can be made at the official website, www.netaid.org.

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