Quotes from the news wire:
I want to thank everyone who attended tonight's gig in Auckland. I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia earlier today, but I was determined to give you the best show humanly possible, i played and sang my heart out, until my voice could sing no more. I'm disappointed, deeply upset and sorry. I gave it all I had.
Princess Diana was very much loved, princess Diana was a controversial figure in some respects, but not to me. I loved Princess Diana because Princess Diana did so much for AIDS and she was a great friend to me. We had a falling out, but we reconciled in the end. It was an extraordinary summer. Gianni Versace was murdered [ on July 15, 1997 ], and then Diana rang me up and we reconciled. And six weeks later, I ’m in the same house, and she’s dead. It was extraordinary, and I just could n’t believe what was going on.
How dare you refer to my beautiful children as 'synthetic'. And shame on you for wagging your judgemental little fingers at IVF - a miracle that has allowed legions of loving people, both straight and gay, to fulfill their dream of having children, your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions. I shall never wear Dolce and Gabbana ever again.