George Michael sentenced to 8 weeks in prison
The pop artist crashed his car on July 4 into a photo shop in London.
– George Michael has been sentenced to eight weeks in prison after pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis and driving under the influence of drink or drugs.
The singer, whose real name is Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, was present in court during the sentencing at London’s Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court.
The charges correspond to an accident on the morning of July 4, when Michael crashed his car into the front of a photo shop in the fashionable Hamstead London district (North London) near his home.
The singer, who was also in possession of marijuana for personal use, was arrested and later released on bail.
This is not the first time that Michael, who debuted in the ’80s with the World famous duo Wham! before launching a successful solo career, has had issues with drugs and the justice.
In 2007 was banned from driving for 24 months and 100 hours of community service after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of drugs.
Michael has publicly acknowledged that in the past has been constantly addicted to drugs and marijuana.
He stated that he smoked around 25 marijuana cigarettes a day, but in an interview with the newspaper “The Guardian” said that in recent times he has limited it and now smokes “around seven or eight a day.”
Michael, winner of two Grammy awards, has sold over 100 million albums worldwide to-date.