A close friend of performer George Michael has spoken out about the celebrity’s addiction to illegal substances. TV presenter and journalist Richard Madeley revealed on Good Morning Britain that he and George had been friends for more than 2 decades and when they got acquainted Michael was a very lovely man, but then his addiction began to drag him down, he had withdrawn refusing to listen to anybody and he just started dying slowly and nothing in this world could stop him. His friends described that period as horrible. It’s not the first time he has spoken out about his friendship. According to the presenter, the two men had been at a dinner party when he revealed the wish not to be gay if it was possible. Richard said that, asked what sexuality he would pick were it a totally free choice, Michael would prefer to be straight. Apparently the singer, who didn’t come out until the late 1990s, struggled with being gay as he found it “complicated”.