Pop star George
Michael on Wednesday denied being unfit to drive after
being found slumped over the wheel of his car in London last
The singer was
arrested and cautioned after being found in his car and in
possession of cannabis.
Georgios Panayiotou, was not at Brent Magistrate's Court to
enter his plea, with his lawyer acting on his behalf.
According to a
court official, the case resumes on March 7, and a trial
date has been set for April 23, when the 43-year-old former
Wham! front man will be expected to attend. He is
charged with being unfit to drive.
Michael, who has
sold more than 80 million records throughout his career,
has had a series of brushes with the law. In April 1998 he
was arrested for engaging in a "lewd act" in a public
toilet in Los Angeles, after which he ended years of
speculation over his sexuality by announcing that he
The creator of
hits including "Last Christmas" and "Careless Whisper"
wrote a song "Outside" and based the accompanying
video on the infamous public restroom incident. (Reuters)