George Michael Upsets Alicia Keys

The Singer Cancels His Performance at Her Benefit Concert

Posted: 06/18/2011 08:44 AM EDT

Singersroom.com reports that Alicia Keys, the founder of Keep A Child Alive, held a benefit event in the United Kingdom to help raise funds which will provide support and treatment for individuals suffering from HIV and AIDS in Africa and India.

Keys had a planned scheduled special performance from singer George Michael who backed out of the event due to a toothache. He told his followers on Twitter: "Hi boyz n girls...bad news I’m afraid. This tooth ain't getting better in time for tonight, not enough to sing anyway. I'm really sorry folks."

Michael decided not participate in the benefit hit a bad chord with Alicia Keys, even though she considered the charity event a success. Keys was so upset by the ‘no show’ that she questioned George Michael's absence of the event, writing on Twitter "#Blackball Uk was TREMENDOUS Success!!!! but one question...what kind of person bails on 15million orphans...#GEORGEMICHAEL????;-(."

Mirror.co.uk reports that Michael, 47, picked up an infection after visiting the dentist and it stopped him from performing with Keys at her Black Ball. He tweeted: “I look like Marlon Brando (I wish....) in the Godfather if they forgot to stuff the right cheek!”

(Photos from left: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images, Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

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