Veteran musician jailed

Gil Scott-Heron is sentenced for breaking a plea deal

Veteran musician Gil Scott-Heron has been jailed for violating a a plea deal on a drug charge.

The 57-year-old was sentenced to two to four years at New York‘s Queens Supreme Court after leaving the rehab clinic where he was being treated, reports the New York Post.

Scott-Heron, who had a series of hits in the 70s including ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ and ‘The Bottle’, told the court the drug treatment centre stopped giving him his HIV medication and since Scott-Heron is HIV positive, he left.

But the court ruled that he violated his plea deal by leaving the centre he was placed in and he must now serve time in prison.