By Kate Ward
Updated August 23, 2011 at 12:53 PM EDT
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George Michael is experiencing a different kind of “Freedom.” On Monday, the singer took the stage at Prague State Opera, where he promptly announced he had broken up with his longtime partner, Kenny Goss. In fact, they had split long ago — Michael announced that he and Goss had not been together in over two years. “My battles with substances are well-documented and my partner went through similar problems with drink,” he told the crowd before singing “Where I Hope You Are.” “The truth is my love life has been a lot more turbulent than I have let on. This is probably the first break-up song I’ve written.”

The performance was Michael’s first on his “Symphonica” tour. He has not toured since serving jail time last year for driving under the influence. During the show, he also tipped his hat to another singer who struggled with substance abuse — Michael nearly teared up singing a cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Love is a Losing Game.”