Wham!’s former frontman, George Michael, has revealed he and partner Kenny Goss have separated.

Rumours abounded in 2009 that the pair had gone their separate ways, but were promptly denied by the award-winning artist.

However, kicking off his Symphonica tour in at the Prague State Opera House last night, the 48-year-old revealed they did indeed split two and half years ago.

He told the crowds: “My battles with substances are well documented and my partner went through similar problems with drink.

“He’s brought me a lot of joy and a lot of pain and I’m so sorry things have not worked out but Kenny and I have not been together for two-and-a-half years.

“The truth is my love life has been a lot more turbulent than I have let on. I’m so sad about my relationship with Kenny.”

He paid tribute to late singer Amy Winehouse, and gave a rendition of her song Love Is A Losing Game.