I hooked up with the tour in Newcastle (Thursday 23), and since that
time it has become apparent there are serious issues that need to be
addressed. Detailing every incident is, I feel unnecessary, but I do
feel people need to calm down and focus on the real issues at hand.
I personally feel it is pointless berating Michael for his behaviour,
the reasons why will become clear in the following passages.
People need to know the truth! Yet, the fact is, there are two truths
here. Firstly, it is true that on Friday 24 (Manchester Apollo)
Michael was inebriated with alcohol, to such an extent, that he could
not physically play his guitar. I've followed Michael's career for
24yrs and I've never witnessed a more inept display. He was appalling.
More importantly, his behaviour towards Phil was absolutely
disgraceful. He was intimidating, provocative, aggressive, abusive
and (certainly for Phil) downright frightening. Now! And this is a
central point, I have no desire, in any shape or form, to justify,
condone or excuse Michael's behaviour over the past few days. That
being so, in order to see the 'big picture', it is imperative that
people know the second truth. So what is it? Well, (at the moment)
it seems that Michael is drinking very heavily. ｡｡Thus, it is obvious
his ability to play is being grossly affected. Moreover, the
physical and psychological affect that such heavy drinking has on a
person can be infinitely damaging. The fact is, people need to
understand that, at the moment, (it seems) Michael is psychologically
and physically unwell. I say this purely to give people a wider, more
objective, understanding of what is happening. Yes, his behaviour has
been dreadful, but I would ask people to see the 'bigger picture'
before they make rash judgements, which are based on nothing more
than emotional hysteria, fuelled by misinformation.
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