The troubled Wham! singer was busted last month after he ploughed his Range Rover into the storefront of a one-hour photo shop in London in the wee hours of the morning. Yes, a true Kodak moment!
Michael – real name Georgios Panayiotou – was charged today with drug possession and driving while unfit through drink or drugs, and will appear at London’s Highbury Corner Magistrates Court on August 24.
George’s latest debacle marks the seventh time he’s been investigated by police for his driving.
In 2007, George was busted on suspicion of possessing drugs after he was found slumped at the wheel of his car. He was banned from driving for two years.
Last year, he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, but was later released without charges.
Michael said of his drug use recently, saying, “People want to see me as tragic with all the cottaging and drug-taking. I don’t see them as weaknesses any more. It’s just who I am. I’ve done different things at different times that I shouldn’t have done, once or twice, you know. Of course, nobody wants to regularly smoke crack.”
Two words: Denial. Rehab.
Also…a sntich tells Britain’s Mirror there are plans afoot to dedicate a Glee episode to the Faith star.
A source said: “It’s been made to coincide with the re-issue of his Faith album. He hopes he’ll flog a few more copies off the back of it.”