George Michael’s sister has hit again at Elton John’s claims that the late star was “uncomfortable” being homosexual.
Elton, 72, lately insisted the Wham! singer had all the time struggled to cope with his homosexuality.
He stated George was “so uncomfortable in his pores and skin about being homosexual regardless that he stated he wasn’t”.
However indignant Melanie Panayiotou says the Rocket Man has obtained it unsuitable.
She stated George, who died aged 53 on Christmas Day 2016, was “my ‘very proud to be homosexual’ brother, opposite to what you could have learn lately”.
Elton made the feedback throughout an look on US present The Discuss the place he additionally claimed George “didn’t wish to be right here”.
Sir Elton, who sang with George on the hit Don’t Let The Solar Go Down On Me, recalled: “He couldn’t get it, George.
“And he resented the truth that I had hinted that perhaps he change his life a bit bit and he’d be happier if he tried one thing else.
“The individual has really obtained to need it. It’s like me ultimately, I actually needed it.
“I had two alternate options: one, to die, and one to reside, and I needed to reside.
“However that’s the distinction if you would like it, and poor George didn’t need it.”
The singer got here out as homosexual following his arrest in 1998 for participating in “a lewd act” in entrance of an undercover police officer in Beverly Hills.
He later stated in an interview: “I by no means had an ethical drawback with being homosexual.
“I assumed I had fallen in love with a girl a few instances.
“Then I fell in love with a person, and realised that none of these issues had been love.”