George Michael spoke openly with Capital FM in London about his thoughts on war and his protest single ‘The Grave’. Asked why he was coming out to speak on the situation, Michael said, “Because it was really so distracting for me. I’m sure the potential of this war is distracting for anybody. It wasn’t just the rubbish I was hearing spouted day after day on the television, but also the idea that because I’d already been kicked badly for having an opinion, I would not use the voice that I’m blessed to have. I’m privileged to have an opportunity to voice my opinion in an effort to put pressure on in terms of something that I find really abhorrent. I feel such a sense of impending doom, which I just had to come out here again and speak up. I know a lot of people don’t want to hear my opinion on this, but I also know a lot of people who want somebody this opinion.” Audio has since been removed.