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Geri Horner reveals beautiful tribute to the late George Michael

The Spice Girl and singer were close friends

Geri Horner has announced that she is releasing a single in memory of George Michael.

Ginger Spice, as she used to be known, has been away from the music industry for 12 years but is taking to the charts again.

The song is called Angels in Chains, and was written to remember Faith singer George Michael, who passed away last December.

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It is set to be released on Friday, June 23. All proceeds will go to Childline, one of George’s favourite charities.

She told showbiz reporter Dan Wootton: “The last 12 years I’d just been writing and writing and I think I was quite scared.

“I kept writing these songs and I used to play them to George. They got leaked and it didn’t feel right.

“The company said ‘start again’ and so I did. I wrote these songs, about five of them, and one of them I wrote because George had died.”

The 44-year-old continued: “I just didn’t know what to do. I’m not his immediate family. I was a fan, a friend and he had such an impact on my life. I didn’t know what to do with my feelings.

“I just wrote these lyrics down and a bit of a melody and they went ‘we want to release that’.

“And I was so scared.”

Geri, who is mother to daughter Bluebell, 11, and four-month-old Monty, also revealed that she named her son after George.

George was close to Geri’s mother too (Credit: Wenn)

“His middle name is George,” she said.

Adding: “He was close with my mother. She used to always write him letters. He’d send her a hamper.

Geri teased her fans with the news wearing Wham’s signature ‘Choose Life’ t-shirt (Credit: Instagram)

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“He was adorable in that way, a very loving person and that is the legacy I think he has left with all of us as well as his amazing music.”