George Michael arrested in a public bathroom for crack possession


Singer George Michael has been arrested in the past for having drugs in his car and for soliciting sex in a public bathroom, but he’d yet to be arrested for drugs in a public bathroom – until Friday. Michael, 45, was arrested in a public bathroom in Hampstead Heath, a popular London park area. It is thought that he was in possession of crack cocaine. He was let off with just a caution, or a warning, which seems to be typical of this type of minor drug case in England – if Pete Doherty’s storied record is anything to go by.

Michael has been unable to drive since May, 2007, when his license was revoked for two years for an October, 2006 incident in which he was found passed out in his car with marijuana. He was also busted passed out in his parked car with drugs in February, 2006, and at that time it was also pot and poppers, or amyl nitrite. If he was found with crack on Friday it looks like he’s got a more serious problem and has graduated to the hard stuff:

The singer George Michael has been cautioned after being arrested in a public toilet for possession of drugs, thought to include crack cocaine.

“A 45-year-old man was arrested on 19 September on suspicion of possession of drugs in the Hampstead Heath area,” a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.

The singer was taken to a police station and given the caution for possessing class A and class C drugs.

Home Office Minister Tony McNulty said drug laws needed to be “flexible”.

Asked why Michael had been given a relatively mild punishment for the possession of class A drugs, Mr McNulty said he did not know the details of the case.

George Michael has been in trouble with police before

But he added that the law provides a wide range of punishments for possession of drugs, and “circumstances and context” had to be applied.

[From BBC via WeSmirch]

The BBC reminds us that Michael has been doing relatively well in the past year. He just finished his world tour in August, and has a multi-million dollar book deal with HarperCollins for his tell-all autobiography.

The guy has long had a penchant for public sex – he was busted by the News of The World in June, 2006 with a paunchy 58 year-old unemployed guy in a public park. Michael was first pushed out of the closet in 1998 after an infamous arrest for soliciting sex from an undercover cop in a Beverly Hills bathroom. There wasn’t any mention of Michael attempting to score in this latest incident and it’s possible he was only in the park to get drugs.

It seemed like Michael had his drug habit down to just smoking pot and getting wasted, but that he’d cleaned up after his arrests and comeback tour. Maybe he’ll go to rehab now so he can achieve sobriety during his semi-retirement.

George Michael is shown performing his last concert his last concert at Earls Court in London on 8/25/08. Credit: Daniel Deme / WENN

 

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  1. Enonymous says:

    LOL :lol: What is up with George Michael and dirty public bathrooms. Jeez dude haven’t you heard of keeping theses things a private matter. It is like he is asking for a big dose of STD’s if he continuous being this unsafe because you know he was not there just puff a spliff.

  2. Sarah says:

    In context with GM, this story sounds familiar to me … ;) I wonder why…

  3. geekazoid says:

    Keith Richards minus the classy quote of “see you in seven years!” to a certain girlfirend while being taken into a police car.

  4. RAN says:

    I’m ashamed to admit I thought this guy was ‘all that and a bag of chips’ when I was a kid. He’s such a screw up

  5. gg says:

    Poor Georgie. This is a guy I cannot hate, because he is such an incredible singer. But honey, you cannot do this stuff. Poor Georgie dumbass. I know his friends must be upset every time this happens. :(

  6. xiaoecho says:

    How many times is this?… :?

  7. Enonymous says:

    With all the money and fame you would think that George Michael could walk into any gay club (or any club for that matter) and pull any guy he wants (and that would be way more dignified then what he usually does) but NO, he chooses to go at dirty public bathrooms (even after he came out of the closet) and has sexual intercurse with any fughly guy that comes along (literally) who might poses God knows how many different types of STD’s. What a shame, this is such a turn off.

  8. geekazoid says:

    This guy wont be the next Keith Richards since there can only be ONE :P but if he keeps this up he’s going to ruin what is left of his reputation nevermind career.

  9. geronimo says:

    Hey, just George getting his kicks. The Heath is practically in his back yard – 24-hr temptation – and yeah, he could do all this in the comfort of his own home, but where’s the thrill in that? It how he rolls, he’s talked about it in interviews.

    Bit sad, pretty risky but his life. Can’t summon up much disapproval here apart from the crack cocaine – not a good development.

  10. KELLY says:

    :D I FEEL SORRY FOR GEORGE, I ADORED HIM WHEN I WAS A TEENAGER, VERY SAD.HE IS VERY UNHAPPY PERSON.

  11. snappyfish says:

    why won’t this man stay out of public restrooms?

  12. Orangejulius says:

    Whose crack was he in possession of?

  13. Kylie says:

    NOOOOOOOO! Not again! Still he has the BEST male voice I have ever heard in my life. Its like Chocolate for the ears. Oh well I will still be a fan.

  14. czarina says:

    As several of you mentioned, he has the money and fame to get either sex or drugs delivered to his home.
    If he chooses to haunt public restrooms, I think this is some kind of wierd psychological thing he needs therapy for. Perhaps a subconscious desire to get caught? Who knows.

  15. Diva says:

    Yeah, it’s definitely the whole salaciousness of the situation that he gets off on. Crazy… and self destructive.

  16. Jeanne says:

    He looks like cross between George Hamilton and Bono. He’s obviously got a long-standing drug problem which he may or may not tackle. How many people in the music industry are drug free anyway? Maybe only the Jonas Brothers!

  17. lady garden says:

    he loves cottaging-its the thrill-no wonder he won’t take an STD test-dirty bugger-love him tho

  18. Feebee says:

    The crack is a disappointed development but I have loved this guy, his music and his voice for 25 years, can’t say anything against him.

  19. kate says:

    he needs to start using his own bathroom, i think.

  20. Shay says:

    Can he build a outhouse in his backyard and invite other men over..maybe then he can stay out of trouble.

  21. Sean Michael says:

    I’m always behind on George Michael’s news. George, I’m sorry this happened to you. No one on this earth is perfect. Sometime, we need to hit rock bottom before we wake up and take it serious and seek help in order to recover from this. As a HUGE fan of yours, you have all my support. Please seek Jesus and please get into rehab to treat your sex and drug addiction. Only you, George, can turn over a new leave. As your father said, Sod them off, those media. Ask your mum & your Brazil lover from heaven for their help and strength to help you make your way into recovery. Sadly, I never saw your concerts because I couldn’t afford it. But I do hope to see you in person one day. Keep on making music, George! Best Wishes!

  22. kim smith says:

    gorgeous george u are welcome to use my bathroom anytime