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George Michael Enters Rehab, Apologizes to Fans

Singer George Michaels has revealed that he is receiving professional help for his drug problems.

George Michael, 47, checked himself into a rehab center after his car wreck a month ago.  The troubled singer has been having drug counseling sessions since that time.

Michael crashed his SUV into a Snappy Snaps photography store in July and was arrested for being under the influence of drugs. He attended a court hearing in London this week and entered a guilty plea for marijuana possession and DUI.

The singer has made a statement apologizing to his fans, saying:

“My Dear Fans,

"As usual I am overwhelmed by the support and genuine concern that so many of you around the world have expressed in recent weeks.

“I want to thank you all sincerely, and also to reassure those of you who worry so much for me. I fully appreciate the seriousness of my current situation, for which I truly apologise.

“You will understand that it would be wrong of me to go into details before the court case has ended.

“But I feel you should know that on the day after the incident I checked into a clinic for a 14-day detox program here in London, which has been followed by ongoing outpatient drug counseling several times a week.

“Personal problems which I had tried to deal with myself had clearly got the better of me, and I am sorry that my pride has prevented me from seeking help before now.

“I would also like to express my thanks to those whose discretion allowed me to begin this process in private, which has helped me greatly.

“With love and my apologies, George Michael.”

Michael is due in court in September to receive his sentence.

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