London: Singer George Michael, who denied rumours of his separation earlier this year from boyfriend Kenny Goss, confessed that they are no longer together.

The 48-year-old singer says that he still thinks fondly of his ex-businessman partner.

'My battles with substances are well documented and my partner went through similar problems with drink,' a website quoted Michael as saying.

'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 added.

(Agencies)