George Michael busted for drugs (again)

  1. Some people never learn.


    [FONT=verdana, helvetica]George Michael's Double Whammy[/FONT]
    [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] by Gina Serpe[/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] Oct 2, 2006, 8:45 AM PT[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1]
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    [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] If George Michael wants to keep singing about his "Freedom," he'd better learn to curtail his drug-induced snoozes. Or at least find less noticeable places to doze off.

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] In a virtual embarrassing detail-for-embarrassing detail repeat of the "Careless Whisper" singer's February arrest, Michael was again found slumped over in his car in London early Sunday and arrested on suspicion of drug possession.

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] The former Wham! frontman was discovered hunched over the wheel of his BMW at a traffic light in the North London suburb of Cricklewood. Officers were called to the scene by fellow drivers who claimed their attempts at honking and window-banging failed to wake the aging pop star.

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] "At approximately 3:22 a.m. on Sunday morning officers were informed of a stationary vehicle with a driver inside causing an obstruction at traffic lights," a spokesperson for Scotland Yard said without identifying Michael by name, per department policy. "Officers arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of being unfit to drive and possession of a controlled substance believed to be cannabis."

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] According to the Daily Mirror, Michael was engaging in the mid-lane catnap just a mile away from his estate and was on his way home after a night of clubbing.

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] The tabloid claimed that officers were able to wake Michael at the scene and administered a Breathalyzer test, which he failed. The cops then called a doctor to examine the singer, who was deemed "completely out of it." [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] "There was a concern a mix of drugs and alcohol may have had a bad effect on him," a spokesperson for London's Metropolitan Police told the paper. [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] "A doctor was called out to take a blood sample but thought [Michael] seemed ill and decided he needed to go to the hospital in case he was in a more serious condition."

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] Michael was admitted to the nearby Royal Free Hospital and discharged two hours later, at which point he was taken to the police station.

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] According to the Mirror, cops had found a small amount of marijuana in Michael's pocket and arrested the singer on both possession of the drug and suspicion of being unfit to drive under the influence. He was given a caution and released on bail.

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] Michael's partner, Kenny Goss, told reporters Sunday night that the "Faith" singer "has nothing to say" about the arrest.

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] "He's fine and I've got him a McDonald's."

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] There's an endorsement.

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] It's the second time this year Michael has unwittingly pulled the roadside sleeping-beauty routine and the third time he's been involved in a traffic violation. [/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] Last February, Michael received a caution from police after being found slumped in his BMW in London in possession of both cannabis and liquid Ecstasy, with officers also recovering sex toys from his car.

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] In April, the singer slammed his Range Rover into three vehicles on a street outside his North London mansion and drove off without telling anyone. No charges were filed in the bust-up, though $8,000 worth of damages was reportedly done.

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] In the meantime, Michael is scheduled to resume his comeback tour tonight in Lyon, France, followed by a string of gigs in Milan. The '80s icon was just four dates into his tour, his first time on the road in nearly 15 years, at the time of his arrest.

    [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=verdana, helvetica][SIZE=-1] He's due in court Nov. 20 to determine whether he will face charges stemming from the incident. [/SIZE][/FONT]
     
  2. I mean seriously, just smoke your pot behind closed doors like everyone else...the man acts like he's homeless with his public displays of..everything you're supposed to in private.
     
  3. That's really sad. He is one of the best voices of ALL TIME, imo.
     
  4. What a shame
     
  5. Yeh, and what a mess. Too bad....
     
  6. George...George, what happened to ya?! :shocked:
    I can never listen to "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" in the same way again. (Sigh)