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Pop legend George Michael is hoping that a new single recorded in aid of Comic Relief will reverse his fortunes.

The single, a cover of the 1987 New Order track ‘True Faith’, will be released to coincide with this year’s Comic Relief fundraising efforts, with the proceeds going to help the charity’s good works in the UK and Africa.

Love Actually director Richard Curtis, who helped set up Comic Relief, commented: “It’s always so moving when people stick with us year after year, and we’re thrilled and delighted about the song, and the wonderful video that goes with it.”

“We promise we’ll use every penny we make from it to save and change lives in Africa and all over the UK.”

George hasn’t released a single since 2008 – his Christmas themed ‘December Song’, and has only been in the news due to his brushes with the law – last year he spent a month in jail for drug-driving. Hopefully his work with Comic Relief will herald a new dawn for the singer.

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