Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Ooh, matron

Times are tough for nurses - hell, in the South East, even doctors can't afford homes - but here's something to cheer them up: George Michael is going to give them a treat.

No, no, not sharing his massive fortune, or even handing over what's left of his body to medical science. But he's going to play a free gig for NHS nurses, which is a nice gesture.

He's making good on a decade-old promise:

"Almost 10 years ago, during the last week of my mother's life, I told my friends and family that if I ever played my own concerts again, I would make sure to do a free one for NHS nurses."

Andrew Ridgeley has also offered to entertain as many nurses as he can in an evening, but police are promising to intervene if he tries.