Geri Horner has said she was targeted by a nail bomber over her friendship with late pop star George Michael.
The Spice Girl claimed that David Copeland - who carried out a string of nail bomb attacks in London in 1999 – “hated” the fact she was friends with the Wham! star and planned to assassinate her on stage at the Brit Awards.
Horner told The Sun that police warned her about the threat but that she decided to go ahead with the performance at Earls Court Exhibition Centre because she was “not going to be bullied”.
“It was before my first ever performance as a solo artist that he issued me with a death threat,” said the singer.
“He threatened to shoot me, and hated the fact I hung out with the gays, and was friends with George Michael. He hated me for camping it up, for loving the gays and for being friends with George.
“I told him to do one.”
Copeland caused explosions in Brixton, Brick Lane in east London and Soho in 1999. His first two bombs were aimed at the Black and Asian communities and the third was planted at the Admiral Duncan pub in Soho, where the clientele was mainly gay.
In 2000, he was given six life sentences.
Horner was very close to Michael, who died on Christmas Day 2016.
It is thought that she named her three-year-old son Montague George Hector Horner in a tribute to the singer.
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