LONDON — After a spell of making headlines for mishaps rather than music, George Michael is coming back with a new album.
Michael announced Monday that his sixth solo album, “Symphonica,” is due for release March 17.
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It includes his own songs as well as covers including Nina Simone’s “My Baby Just Cares for Me.” It was produced by Michael and Phil Ramone, who died in March.
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Michael recorded the album during a 2011-2012 tour that was interrupted when he contracted life-threatening pneumonia.
The former Wham! singer was hospitalized again last year after falling from a car on a highway near London.
He was imprisoned for eight weeks in 2010 for possessing marijuana and driving under the influence of drugs after he crashed his Range Rover into a photo shop.
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