Singer George Michael has separated from Kenny Goss – his partner of 15 years, it has been claimed.

Texan businessman Goss, 51, and the ex-Wham! star have been experiencing problems for years, with the singer’s continuing drugs problems the final straw, The Sun newspaper reports.

The pair went public with their relationship in 1998 after Michael, 47, was arrested in public loos in Beverly Hills, California, when he was caught engaging in a sex act.

The incident forced Michael to announce that he was homosexual.

“The writing has been on the wall for some time. There are only so many second chances Kenny was prepared to give,” a source told The Sun.