George Michael: “arrest my own stupid fault”

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Gay pop star, George Michael had admitted his arrest yesterday for suspicion of possessing a Class C drugs was his “own stupid fault, as usual”.

The one time teenage heartthrob and Wham! star was arrested on a street near Hyde Park Corner, London.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “We were called by a member of the public to a man seen slumped over the steering wheel of a car on the street close to Hyde Park Corner.

“An ambulance attended, but the man was not suffering from any injuries so was not conveyed to hospital. Police attended and spoke to the man, aged 42. A search of the man revealed what was believed to be controlled substances.

“He was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substances of category C and on suspicion of being unfit to drive. Following an examination by the duty doctor in the custody suite he was de-arrested for the driving offence. He has been released on bail to return to a central London police station on a date in late March pending analysis of the substances recovered.”

Mr Michael, who was released on bail under his real name Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, was initially arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive. However, officers dropped these allegations after he was examined by a police doctor.

The singer was arrested in 1998 for lewd conduct after being spotted by an undercover police officer in a Los Angeles public toilet. He took revenge on the LA police by making a record and video parodying the crime. However, this time, Mr Michael said he would not satirise his recent arrest “even though it is tempting”.

The star was checked by paramedics but did not need hospital treatment.