George Michael not only wowed fans on the first date of his tour but also revealed his split with partner Kenny Goss and his troubled past.
The singer welcomed the audience to "a very different evening with George Michael".
Accompanied by a symphony orchestra, the star played a sell-out concert at the Prague State Opera House.
The intimate venue provided the backdrop for covers of My Baby Just Cares For Me and True Faith as well as for the opportunity to come clean about his relationship.
He admitted he and Kenny have broken up - just months after denying rumours of a split.
The star told fans that his love life has been a lot more turbulent than he has admitted publicly.
The disclosure comes after George took to Twitter and went on live TV in March to say rumours of a split were "lies".
He told fans: "In truth, Kenny and I have not been together for two and a half years."
The Faith singer said he loved his ex, adding he was sorry for any pain he had caused his former partner.
George thought it was better to be honest about the real situation, adding: "This man has brought me a lot of joy and a lot of pain."
He said the break-up had prompted him to write a song called Where I Hope You Are.
Michael also paid tribute to singer Amy Winehouse, who died last month. He said it was unbelievably heartbreaking that there would be no more music from her.
In the interview for the tour programme, he further spoke of getting into trouble with the law, saying he deserved to be jailed last year for crashing his Range Rover after smoking marijuana.
He said he felt going to jail was karma, adding: "I had a bill to pay and I thought that prison was a logical conclusion to a very long, dark chapter."
There are currently 65 shows on the European leg of Symphonica - The Orchestral Tour, with 19 dates scheduled for Britain.
The first nine weeks will see him take in Spain, Germany, Italy and France before hitting British soil on October 25 for a performance at the Royal Albert Hall.
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