Singer George Michael — whose new single "Shoot the Dog" lampoons the U.S.-led war on terror — fears his life would be in danger if he returned to America. He cites a New York Post article titled "Pop Perv's 9/11 slur" and a subsequent interview he did with CNN as the culprits. "I was trying to do some damage control because my life was in danger," he told Britain's ITV network. "Americans are very reactionary right now and I — because of that article — cannot return to America, even though my partner lives there." The video for "Shoot the Dog" depicts British Prime Minister Tony Blair as a poodle being petted by President Bush.