“He was proud”: George Michael’s sister rejects Elton John’s claim that Michael was “uncomfortable” being gay

George Michael’s sister has hit back at Sir Elton John’s claims that the late singer was uncomfortable with his sexuality.

John made the comments to Sharon Osbourne on her US TV show The Talk, according to The Sun.

“He couldn’t get it, George. And he resented the fact I had hinted that maybe he change his life a little bit and he’d be happier if he tried something else.

“The person has actually got to want it. It’s like me in the end. I really wanted it.

“I had two alternatives: one to die, and one to live, and I wanted to live,” John said.

John also said that Michael was “so uncomfortable in his skin about being gay even though he said he wasn’t.”

Michael’s sister Melanie Panayiotou said that George was “my ‘very proud to be gay’ brother, contrary to what you may have read recently”.

Michael’s sister is referencing some of Michael’s most famous solo work, as it was speaking about his sexuality.

He later said in an interview that he never had a “moral problem” being gay.

“I never had a moral problem with being gay.

“I thought I had fallen in love with a woman a couple of times. Then I fell in love with a man, and realised that none of those things had been love.”