George Michael's Height
5ft 11in (180 cm)
British Singer formerly of Wham, best remembered for songs such as "Faith", "Careless Whisper", "Last Christmas" and "Freedom '90". He mentioned his height on twitter in 2012, saying "I'm 5 foot eleven"
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Average Guess (17 Votes)
5ft 11.09in (180.6cm)
James B said on 18/Mar/17
A legit 5'11 obviously would not be tall to guys over 6ft though
said on 16/Mar/17
Rob do you agree that a fair amount of people would view a legit 5'11 as tall especially women?
Editor Rob: yes James, a proportion will view it as tall, or at least tallish. It's in that range of transitioning from upper average to near the bottom range of tall.
said on 3/Mar/17
He was 5'9" in his prime but 5'8".5 in his later years and most likely wore lifts to increase half an inch.
I think that is taking things a bit far...
you can see George with 6ft 1 Paul Young
who has at least 0.5-0.7 inch more footwear.
Sandy Cowell said on 22/Feb/17
Tonight on the Brit Awards, there was a beautiful tribute to George by his fellow 'Wham' members, Andrew Ridgeley, Pepsi and Shirley, taking the viewers right back to Christmas Day when he died.
Afterwards, there was a George Michael song performed by Coldplay's Chris Martin and towards the end, you could see George on a big screen singing the song at the same time.
It was all rather too emotional to take in heights, although when he was singing in the background, I thought "this guy was never under 5ft11 - not when he did this recording!"
It was good to see Andrew again! He looked fit and tanned. I think he was a tiny bit shorter than George in their videos.
I'm going to put 5ft11 for him. There's a bit of speculation going on about his being a full 6ft at the onset of his career among the comments I've just read. I think it's not impossible, though half an inch under could be more realistic.
He was nearer the 5ft10 mark when he died, but I'm putting
his optimum height as there is only one box! 🎼🎶🎵🎤🎶
said on 18/Feb/17
Looked tall in the early days, heard him in an interview state that he had 2 vertebrae removed due to a chronic back problem, how much height would he have lost from that Rob?
Editor Rob: if he had fused vertebrae it could have effected him maybe a cm.
Sing Sing said on 12/Feb/17
5-foot-9 ish in one performance at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.
Gibson Cordoba said on 10/Feb/17
George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley appear 5'9" 1/2 approximately next to Dick Clark at 5'9" also.
said on 31/Jan/17
@Rob George Michael around 5'11 is ok, but look at him with James Corden. Is it not about time to upgrade to James Corden? He looks rather 5'9 to 5'8
James Corden and George Michael
Editor Rob: Corden can fall into strong 5ft 8 range.
Jock said on 13/Jan/17
Agree with the opinion. One thing that P's me off is how all the newspapers, magazines, internet etc say about 'oh it's obvious all the gay messages hidden in his songs when you look back'. Obvious, really? George himself wasn't certain about his sexuality until his late 20s, and has said many times that only after that point were some of his songs about men (and some were quite clearly that). Why must people try and feel smug by reading things into stuff that was never there? Life, and people, never that simple I'm afraid.
Ejel Khan said on 7/Jan/17
R.I.P - legend. Was quoted in the 80's as 6', as was Ridgeley. However, the duo personally claimed 5'11 and 5'10, respectively. Andy does appear slightly shorter, if you look carefully at their videos. Laterly, before his sad and premature demise he appeared 5'10.
Beej said on 3/Jan/17
5 '11 seems spot on. George was also thin at his peak - which helps in being perceived as taller. And latterly always wore thick heeled / bottomed shoes (giving a 6 '1 impression :)
Canson said on 28/Dec/16
He is a classic 5'11 guy. RIP.
Tom said on 28/Dec/16
HonestSlovene said on 28/Dec/16
He looked more or less 180-182 cm btw, classic 5'11 guy.
HonestSlovene said on 28/Dec/16
RIP. He made great music.
Sarah said on 27/Dec/16
Sandy Cowell said on 26/Dec/16
How absolutely tragic to hear about the premature passing of George Michael.
May he rest in peace now. He was a good person and a gentle soul.
Tim said on 26/Dec/16
George Michael was 5'10" in later years. If only he had stopped smoking.
gian92 said on 26/Dec/16
Aza said on 26/Dec/16
RIP George Michael.
John B said on 25/Dec/16
R.I.P George thanks for those great songs through the years. I always thought you be taller but 5'11 is cool :)
DirectorKrennic said on 25/Dec/16
Rest in peace!
James B said on 25/Dec/16
RIP. A great singer
189Night said on 25/Dec/16
Wow shock to hear he has passed away, on christmas today aswell
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 5/Dec/16
I was surprised that he was shorter than 6ft...his stage presence made him look huge at times, particular in the Faith days. Have had the pleasure of seeing him live in 1988
DINO said on 23/Nov/16
5'10 now that he got older he was probably 5'11.5 when young
miko said on 14/Oct/16
A lanky 5'11 who in boots/big hair could have passed for a 6 footer when he was younger.
Danimal said on 9/Oct/16
He used to get 6'0" listings in the 80's. Could have been closer to that mark 30 years ago and was down to 5'11" by 2012 when he was quoted on twitter as saying he's 5'11".
Ted said on 4/Jun/16
I met him a few times in 80s at Hippodrome when I was bouncing there, and he was a bit shorter than me, Im 184-185. He was about maybe 180.
James B said on 1/Mar/16
He might be under this now
Martin B said on 6/Feb/16
Bumped into him in St Tropez, in what I guess must have been July 1984, having his caricature drawn at the harbor's edge and I was taken aback at just how small he was (granted he was sat on a high stool). I was stood about a foot from him for a couple of minutes, he had not drawn any crowd (clearly nowhere near as well known as he was in the UK) and I respected his privacy and left him to enjoy his time away from the glare. I am 5'10" and 150 lbs and I thought he was notably smaller and more slight than me. This surprised me as I had developed the opinion from having seen a barrage of Wham music videos and studio appearances, with him in leather jacket and white T and thinking he was both tall and well built. He is part of the soundtrack to my youth and even to this day, but 6', no way. But what difference does his height make with undeniable talent like that?
Netta said on 31/May/15
George Michael looks taller than 5 foot 11. He looks 6 foot 1 even. He is taller than 5 foot 11, that don't seem right at all. 5 foot 11 isn't short, but George Michael is taller than that.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 3/Nov/14
Rob, is a fraction over 5ft11 possible?
He's claimed both 5ft11 and 6ft
said on 25/Dec/13
"George Michael height: 5ft 11.25in (181cm)"
Rob, how tall do you think Andrew Ridgeley is?
[Editor Rob: I thought they were pretty near each other in height]
Raph said on 21/Oct/13
Rampage, yeah in the 80' he could easily pass 6feet with his big blow-dry hairstyle ^^
scotty said on 6/Aug/13
I stood next to George in Heathrow Airport in London. He is telling the truth I am 6 foot even and he was about the same as me. Also he was extremely pleasant and friendly to all the people who came up and talked to him. very nice man.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Jul/13
Raph, if you're 6ft1 and he was 1.5in shorter than you, he's 5ft11.5 which is 182cm not 179cm. Slight miscalculation there!
I think 5ft11-5ft11.5 is closer. In the 80s and 90s he could pass for 6ft
Raph said on 18/Mar/13
Stood next to him at Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. I am 1m85 (6'1) and he look 1 or 1.5 inch shorter than me. Would say 1m78-79 barefoot .
Derek said on 27/Sep/12
Always thought he was around 6'0", but this works. He's very thin which can make him appear taller.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Sep/12
Could be 5"11.25(181cm).
jijo said on 10/Feb/12
is 1.82 its mean that he is short and how tall is the model
sprint84 said on 18/Nov/11
I would say he has been -- I think he's been arrested roughly 10 times for some form of possession/intoxication. Not sure what effect that has on height, though. In most cases, he looks about 5'10-10.5".
redioaktiv said on 19/Sep/11
Michael is very thin. He is 5'8" with shoes, probably 5'7" without
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 9/Aug/11
I wouldn't say George Michael has been an excessive drug user and he's only 47. In the 'Faith' music video I thought he looked 180cm.
I think 5ft11.5 is perhaps a little generous as he did look slightly shorter than legit 182cm Sting in that Band Aid music video in 1984.
Klauss said on 17/Jul/11
it means hees always under drugs, etc
for me hes a clear 6 ft
Klauss said on 17/Jul/11
it means hees always under drugs, etc
for me hes a clear 6 ft
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 12/Jul/11
James, what do mean he 'has not lives the healthiest lifestyle?'
jake said on 25/Jun/11
5' 11" flat Rob? I agree with posters below that he doesn't look near 6'.
James said on 17/Jun/11
might have been a fraction taller when he was younger since he has not lived the healthiest lifestyle
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 11/Jun/11
Actually looking at him may be slightly under 5ft11 like 5ft10.75
James said on 6/Jun/11
5'11 (180cm) seems closer
James said on 20/May/11
does not look that tall
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 29/Apr/11
180cm(5"11) may be closer
Worlds greatest 15 year old said on 24/Mar/11
I met George about 3 months ago at an airport in London, I got to shake his hand and I'm 177cm and he was about the same, maybe a sliver taller
Tom Sykes said on 20/Jan/11
I met George and he was 177-178 cm not taller. Me is 177 cms and we were both the same heights.
hb45 said on 25/Sep/07
He's a little bit under 6'. He said once he was already that tall when he was only 14 years old, and people always thought he was 18...
GM Fan said on 29/Aug/07
I think George Michael is a fine looking man with the perfect most normal height for a guy like him. Speaking for myself, I'm a bit over 6'7 (2.01 m) and I sometimes envy his definitely smaller height then me. Judging his height though, there's no doubt he's 1.80.. I live in sweden where everyone is actually very tall today.. especially in my school where the average height for boys are between 1.85-1.95 cm.. I'm just a lucky chap for being over 2 metres :P
said on 21/Aug/07
Definitely 5'11'. Here's a pic of him with Sting. They're of the same height.
vandal said on 10/Jun/07
"I'm handsome tall and strong" "I'm big enough to break down the door"--lyrics from his hit song "Bad boys". A little creative footwear can make his songs come true.
immoral_animal said on 4/Apr/07
George wears lifts. Prolly more like 5'10" or 5'10.5" tops.
Aussie Bloke said on 22/Feb/07
If George says that he is 5ft11, I would believe him. If he wears lifts, then thats cool, but we will only ever know him as 5ft11. Sly Stallone, looks 5ft11, yet no-one in a million years would believe that height either.
hb45 said on 8/Jan/07
Maybe the spanish TV host thought that George was taller, like 6'1" (1m85) or something like that and he was surprised that George was not that tall. But I'm sure that George is about 5'11"1/2 (1m82). On "YouTube" site, you can see a duo George Michael/Paul Young. Paul Young is 1m91 and you will see that George is not so much shorter compared to him, proving that George is definitely over 1m80.
Ramiro said on 4/Jan/07
And then, why the spanish TV host, who is about the same height of the stated Michael's one, said that he was shocked when he saw how short was George Michael??
hb45 said on 15/Dec/06
In an interview of George Michael in 1987, the journalist asked him about his height, and George answered: "I'm just under 6 feet tall" (or 1m82)
said on 12/Dec/06
Please watching this VTR.
Because,Smokey Robinson is 5`8(1.73m) Just Same as George Michael??
Next,Martin Kemp is 1.8m.....This VTR ...Kemp hugging George. Kemp is taller than Genrge more 5cm.
At last,Do you know the BBC Parkinson Show? Parkinson is 178cm,he is taller than George about 3cm on TV Show.
Totally...George is 174or175cm. His Partner Kenny is 170or171cm
Ramiro said on 11/Dec/06
I don't know. George was in Spain some weeks ago and a TV host who is about 6' in his own words, said that he was shocked when saw how short was George Michael.
Gonzalo said on 27/Sep/06
5`11 at the most. He was smilar in height to Roger Taylor of Queen, who is around 5`10
said on 19/Sep/06
MHouillon, if I were you I would not be so sure, like rob I'm not convinced on his footwears... On this photo slightly on the right tilted, (in favour of Michael)you can see him with his 6'feet friend. We can't see their boots but it would't be impossible he's less than 5'11, pershaps 5'10, I don't know.
MHouillon said on 20/Jul/06
Hey, Clive. In case of the Elton JOHN (not Jones) pic: Elton John is very well known for his footwear - He preferres Platform-shoes (just like Bono Vox of U2). George Michael is definitely 5'11" minimum.
said on 18/Jun/06
Here is the same photo on another perspective : Click Here
said on 16/Jun/06
I got another picture showing G.Michael with his boyfriend who's around 5'9. Next to him Michael doesn't look no more 5'10, just see by yourself : Click Here
Viper652 said on 10/Jun/06
Yep, hes 5-10.
said on 9/Jun/06
He's a lil' bit overevaluated he's much less taller than Brad Pitt and moreover I found a photo with Elton Jones where he doesn't look much more 6cm over and as Elton is 172cm G michael may be around 5'10...
Glenn said on 29/Apr/06
He appeared 6ft in boots.
Joe said on 28/Apr/06
He is one of the best singers of all time...after Freddie Mercury, he is 5'10.5, maybe 5'11 definitely not 6'0 though
Editor Rob said on 15/Mar/06
His cousin said: "He was six foot when he was 14"
NMC said on 27/Oct/05
I was next to him at a bar in Miami many moons ago. I just scrape 6'00 and George was not even 5'8...tops.
DP said on 21/Aug/05
I know about those growth spurts. I just recently had one at age 40 when I went from 5'8" to 5'10" with shoe inserts. It was amazing.
Issheuhboy said on 31/Jul/05
I think someone as vain as Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou would be a wearer of the over-heeled shoe. I mean, c'mon, check out his beard! Is this the look of a man that's not vain enough to want to look bigger?
Viper652 said on 31/Jul/05
I can beleive 5-10 because he was listed at 5-11 on his arrest sheet. The 5-11 was probably with shoes on.
MHouillon said on 31/Jul/05
In what kind of world are you guys living ? Where I live, he´s clearly above 5'10". Just look at his musicvideos "AS" or "Outside". When he was at "Wetten Dass..." last year, he was never 5'10" in comparison to Thomas Gottschalk. 5'11.5" minimum. There´s a picture of him, Paul McCartney (5'10"), Tom Jones (5'10") and others on Linda McCartney tribute concert. He was towering both. 5'10" for George Michael is simply not true.
[Editor Rob: I do agree that he has been underestimated and 5ft 11 is closer...his shoes I'm still not 100% sure of...]
J. said on 28/Jul/05
http://www.xpressmag.com.au/archives/2004/03/interview_georg.php. The interviewer notes that Michael is "He is smaller than you would expect with a slight body". So, his eh, current mate, must be a pretty short guy because on the segment of Behind of Music that I just viewed, Michael had a couple inches on him.
Anonymous said on 7/Apr/05
he is barely 1.77 i am 1.87 and he stood next to me and his top got to my nose
J. said on 23/Feb/05
His mugshot for that 'incident' in the park in 1998 had him as 5'11".