February 28, 2006 10:11

George Michael - 'It's my own stupid fault'

The star blames himself for drugs arrest

George Michael - 'It's my own stupid fault'
George Michael has admitted that he was in possession of Class C drugs when he was arrested in London's West End on Sunday (September 26).

The former Wham! star had been spotted slumped at the wheel of his car near Hyde Park Corner in the early hours of the morning.

In a statement issued to the press Michael said that the incident was his "own stupid fault, as usual".

The singer, who was bailed to appear at a police station next month, said: "I was in possession of class C drugs which is an offence and I have no complaints about the police who were professional throughout."

He added: "I have been through enough in 24 years of dealing with the media to know what I am in for from them this week.

"Much of it will be inaccurate or simply untrue. I can handle that, it is my own stupid fault, as usual."

A Metropolitan police spokesman said earlier: "We were called by a member of the public to a man seen slumped over the steering wheel of a car on the street close to Hyde Park Corner.

"A search of the man revealed what was believed to be controlled substances."

It’s not the first time that Michael, 42, has been in trouble - In 1998, he was detained for lewd conduct in a public toilet in Los Angeles after being spotted by an undercover police officer - which prompted him to write the hit single ‘Outside’.

In a cheeky reference to this in his statement, he said: "PS: I promise I won't make a record out of this one - even though it is tempting."

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