His former WHAM! bandmates gave a beautiful introduction to a musical tribute from Coldplay's Chris Martin.
The star is said to be spending time with his ex-partner Kenny Goss, whom he was with for more than a decade.
George Michael has rekindled his friendship with the man he once called, "the love of his life", art dealer Kenny Goss.
The pop star dated the Texan for over a decade before they split in 2009.
"George and Kenny are back spending time together again and it's an exciting time for those of us who have been so worried over the last years," a close friend told The Sun.
"There have been some really dark periods for George, especially during the time apart from Kenny."
The couple first met in 1996 and went their separate ways in 2009, something the star did not confirm for two years.
"In truth Kenny and I haven't been together for two and a half years," George admitted on the opening night of his Symphonica tour in 2011. "I love him very much. This man has brought me a lot of joy and pain."
According to the source, Kenny is a very positive influence in George's life and their reunion is sparking hopes of a musical comeback for the star.
We wish them both the best of luck with their friendship.