George Michael will go to jail for four weeks after being charged with driving under the influence of cannabis.
The ex Wham! singer was arrested in July for crashing his range rover into a shop because he was stoned.
Michael was yesterday given an eight-week jail sentence to be served in Pentonville prison, banned from driving for five years and ordered to pay a £1250 fine.
He was told he would serve four weeks and spend the rest of his sentence on licence.
Last July, one time pin-up boy George Michael was found slumped at the wheel of his car after it ploughed into a branch of Snappy Snaps in London’s Hampstead.
Police had to bang on the window to rouse him. They found the singer “spaced out” with no memory of what happened.
When Michael got out of the car, officers found he was soaked with sweat, breathing heavily and had to be held up.
“No, I didn’t. I didn’t crash into anything,” said Michael when police told him he’d totalled his car.
Michael was found to be carrying two cannabis joints and tests showed traces of the drug in his system. He’d also been taking prescription drugs to help him sleep.
Sentencing the Wham! frontman, the judge said he appreciated that Michael had checked into a clinic after the crash to seek help for anxiety, depression and insomnia, which had led him to depend on prescription drugs.
The singer’s lawyer told the court that Michael felt “profound shame and horror” at his actions.
Fans screamed and cried as George Michael, dressed in a pinstripe suit, was led out of the courtroom.
Here’s what else George Michael has been in trouble with the police for.
APRIL1998: Michael was arrested for “engaging in a lewd act” in a public toilet in California.
He got a $810 fine and 80 hours’ community service.
FEBRUARY 2006: Michael was arrested for possession of a Class C drug after being asleep at the wheel at Hyde Park Corner, Central London. He was cautioned.
APRIL 2006: Michael crashed his Mercedes into three parked cars in North London. He was not charged.
OCTOBER 2006: Michael was found slumped at the wheel of his Mercedes in North London. He pleaded guilty to driving while unfit, was banned for two years and handed 100 hours’ community service. He was cautioned for possession of cannabis.
SEPTEMBER 2008: Michael was held for drugs possession after being caught by cops in a toilet on Hampstead Heath, North London. Escaped with caution.
AUGUST 2009: Michael was qrrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs after hitting the back of a lorry in Berkshire. He was breathalysed, held for five hours, but no action was taken.