George Michael arrested after driving into London store

george-michaelImage Credit: Paul Kane/Getty ImagesFor the seventh time, 47-year-old former pop star George Michael was arrested for a driving-related wrong, BBC News reports. After police got reports that his Range Rover had crashed into a Snappy Snaps shop in London following his attendance at London’s gay pride parade, he was taken into custody at a north London police station under suspicion of being unfit to drive. Michael posted bail and will return in August for a court date.

Michael just regained his driving privileges last year. They were suspended in 2007 for two years for driving while unfit due to drugs. He was accused of driving into three parked cars and driving off without first telling the cars’ owners.

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  • Ron

    So talented!!!! Wish he could work out those issues!!

    • Wondercookie

      He used to have talent. Then he went all gushy and soft. Time for him to grow up, he’s not a bubble gum trading card anymore. There are other ways for him to recapture all those good, tingly sensations from the past without using drugs. Enya CDs sound just as good when you’re driving under the influence as they do when you’re straight-headed.

  • Shawn

    George Michael needs a Lindsey Lohan ankle ball and chain. And then throw his arse in jail next time. He’s beyond rehab. He needs an extended dry-out in a cage.

  • Olden Atwoody

    How many UK convictions before one is jailed for drink driving?

    • mj

      12

  • confidential

    Its now so trite but WHY NOT GET A DAMN DRIVER???????

  • Casey

    First, I kinda love there’s a Snappy Snaps store in London. Second, Mr. Michael needs to know when to hire a driver. Last, I hope he gets off the booze. He’s incredibly talented.

  • Mr. Woo

    I liked his hit, Don’t Let Your Son Go Down On Me.

  • Spike

    Um, he’s about as talented as Samantha Fox was – just a wobbly voice in front of pop music.

    He’s probably drinking to drown his ever-increasing sense of irrelevancy.

    Perhaps he should go back to the public loo’s instead?

    • james

      You’re really overreaching there. He’s just way too rich and way too idle.

  • Elton

    These rich celebrities that drive while under the influence is getting absurd. Call a friend, get a cab, get a limo – I’m poor and I never drive drunk, these clowns have no excuse whatsoever.

  • Jeff Jones

    I always enjoyed his music, but I think it’s time for him to get a driver. He can afford it. Society demands it. Jail doesn’t solve it.

    • molly

      Agree – George needs a driver – I hear LiLo needs a gig to keep her out of trouble…snark

  • sbwm

    Inexcusable. Too dangerous to himself and others to be behind a wheel.

  • tomas

    Good thing he’s rich, anyone else would have been put in jail.

  • Katie

    Woah…I clicked on this thinking it was referring to Michael Cera as George Michael (Bluth). That was definitely a “facepalm” moment.

    • amyc

      Me too!!!

    • jules

      LOL!! awesome…

  • JT

    All countries need a law that revokes your license for life the first time you’re caught under the influence while driving. There need to be REAL consequences. Drunk driving is an epidemic, but no one takes it seriously because the ‘punishment’ is ridiculous.

  • Stephanie T.

    Ok, NOW I think that the press should ask him: “Hey sucka! What the hell’s got into you?!”

  • stephen

    I really do love this man and his voice but for the love of god get him off the road! Listen to his cover of “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and you’ll hear something special.

    • joyaliz

      His version of “I Can’t Make You Love Me” is stellar. I hope he gets things together so he can continue to sing. He is definitely underrated.

      • will

        It is amazing. I prefer his Unplugged version to the studio version.

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