Pop star George Michael lied about where he met his current boyfriend KENNY GOSS, after initially claiming they became acquainted in a department store.

The FAITH singer met the hunky Texan in 1996 at a health spa in Los Angeles, instead of in store Fred Segal, where he'd previously said they were.

Michael explains, "We thought that if we told the truth, certain people would think we met cruising each other.

"But that wasn't what happened at all. We just got chatting and I asked him out to dinner.

"I wasn't even sure if he was gay."

08/10/2004 17:18