*George Michael is using a Stevie Wonder love song to show his support for Prince William and Kate Middleton in their upcoming nuptials.
With Stevie’s blessing, the musician has recorded a cover of the Motown great’s “You and I” and has made it available to download for free — yet hoping fans will make a donation to the Royal Wedding Charity Fund.
Michael debuted the song Friday on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” [Scroll down to watch.]
“The idea came to me last week, about a week ago, that I should express my happiness at the marriage publicly,” Michael told Morgan.
Michael was a friend of William’s mother, the late Princess Diana, but he said he wasn’t expecting to attend the April 29 wedding. He tweeted that the couple should be “surrounded by people they love, not dodgy ex-con pop stars.”
The former Wham! singer spent a month in jail last year for crashing his Range Rover while under the influence of drugs.
Michael said he spent about two days in the studio crafting the cover and that Wonder provided clearance to distribute the track for free.