Just a month
after wrapping his first world tour in more than a decade,
pop singer George Michael was arrested over the weekend in
London for possession of drugs, the BBC is reporting.
The pop singer released a statement Sunday apologizing
for the arrest, telling fans he's sorry for
"screwing up again." Michael has been caught
with drugs and had repeated run-ins with police for
the past several years. According to the BBC, Michael
was issued a caution by police after being arrested in a
public restroom for possession of illegal substances,
thought to include crack cocaine. He was issued a
caution for possession of class A and class C drugs,
the BBC reported.
reports, Michael was let go with a relatively mild
punishment for possession of class A drugs. The possession
of class A drugs can result in a prison sentence of up
to seven years, according to Reuters.
minister Tony McNulty said drug laws provide for a wide
range of potential punishments for possession of
drugs. He said he did not know the details of the
This is the
latest in a string of run-ins with the law for the pop
superstar. Michael was arrested three times in 2006, once
for possession of class C drugs and two times after
police found him passed out behind the wheel of an
automobile under the influence of prescription drugs.
partner, Kenny Goss, had previously sought treatment for
prescription drug dependency, according to Reuters.
year, Michael told Good Morning
America's Chris Cuomo that his decision to tour
was a way of "saving me from myself." He
said after years of drug abuse, he had finally learned
his lesson. (The Advocate)