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Gary Numan 'really bothered' by George Michael's death

September 11, 2017 10:26 AM
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Gary Numan 'really bothered' by George Michael's death

Gary Numan has admitted he was disappointed when he heard David Bowie had died, but was "strangely" even more devastated to hear George Michael had passed away.

The 59-year-old singer was disappointed when he found out David Bowie had passed away but admits he was "strangely" even more devastated when 'Careless Whisper' hitmaker George died last year aged 53.

He said: "Bowie was one of the first big ones to me. The one that hit me the most, strangely enough, was George Michael. That really bothered me. I don't know why, really, but it really did.

"Prince was a huge shock, I think more because he was still so. There are plenty of people that are getting old and in the latter years of their life and it's a shock that someone likes that dies. But 50 onwards, it's going to be a little more likely. But Bowie was a real surprise. That seemed like a big part of your life had gone. He was such a major part of my upbringing.

Gary starred in documentary 'Android in La La Land' last year, which followed him and his family's life in California, but the star - who has suffered with Asperger's Syndrome for a large part of his life - thought it was "very negative" and portrayed him as a "bitter" person.

When asked how he reacted when he watched the film back, he told Digital Spy: "I didn't like it. Well, the version that people are seeing is the fourth or fifth version of it. I really didn't like the first one."

"I thought, 'How f***ing horrible.' Really horrible. I found it to be very negative. It made me look really bitter, and I'm really not bitter at all. I'm very open.

"My earlier relationship with the press, for example, wasn't great, and some of it was unnecessarily harsh. But a lot of it wasn't.

"A lot of people genuinely didn't like what I was doing. It was a fairly new sort of music, and I appreciated that for some people my personality isn't always the best. I didn't always say things in the right way.

"My Asperger's was a lot stronger then, and I've learned to be more aware of it now."

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