who has pleaded guilty to driving while unfit, had
several drugs in his system when he was arrested, a court
Tests showed the
43-year-old singer had taken a therapeutic quantity of
an antidepressant as well as gamma hydroxybutyrate, or GHB,
Prosecutor Andrew Torrington told Brent Magistrates'
Court in London.
GHB is often
called the ''date rape drug'' because it leaves people
groggy and powerless.
wasn't in court Wednesday, pleaded guilty May 8 to driving
while unfit due to drugs. He said his condition was caused
by ''tiredness and prescribed drugs.''
The former Wham!
singer, whose real name is George Panayiotou, was
arrested in the early hours of October 2 after police
responded to complaints that a car was blocking an
intersection in North London. Police said Michael was
found slumped over the wheel of the car.
Michael Grieve, told the court a prescription sleeping drug
was the most likely explanation for Michael's condition.
Michael said in a
TV interview earlier this month that he is addicted to
prescription drugs and believes the world would be a better
place if more people smoked marijuana.
He blamed his
erratic behavior to an attention-seeking and
''self-destructive'' impulse brought on by the death of his
mother a decade ago.
The case was
adjourned until June 8 for sentencing, the day before
Michael performs at Wembley Stadium as part of his European