George Michael runs his car into a photo store

George Michael has been busted causing an accident while drunk driving, ramming his car into three parked cars, passed out in his car with drugs, passed out in his car at a light, and trolling for sex in parks, public restrooms, and the Internet – which he freely admits to. He’s also been busted for crack possession, admits to smoking 7-8 joints every day, and finds it humorous that Elton John and Bono want him to go to rehab. All that considered, is it surprising that Michael ran his Range Rover over a curb and into the side of a photo store in London at 3:30 in the morning? (TMZ and The Daily Mail have photos of the aftermath, would could be worse.)

George Michael has been arrested after he crashed his car into a shop front in the early hours of the morning.

The Careless Whisper singer was caught on CCTV mounting the kerb in his Ranger Rover and ploughing into Snappy Snaps in Hampstead, north London.

Following the collision, the shocked former Wham! star climbed out of his 4×4 and waited for police to arrive.

He was not breathalysed, insisting to officers he had not been drinking.

But he is thought to have been tested for drugs at a north London police station, the Daily Mirror reported.

No drugs were recovered and the 47-year-old star was released on bail until August.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed: ‘Police were called at approximately 3.30am on Sunday to reports of a vehicle in collision with a building.

‘Officers attended and a man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive.

‘He was taken to a north London police station and later bailed to return on August 13 pending inquiries.’

The incident is the seventh time George, who openly admits to being a cannabis user, has been at the centre of a police investigation into his driving.

Last year, he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence when his Land Rover hit a lorry on the A34 in Berkshire.

He had just completed a two-year driving ban at the time and was subsequently released without charge.

Yesterday, the front of the photo shop still showed signs of damage, with the door frame window shattered and wooden panelling cracked.

The shop is close to Hampstead Heath, where George was caught having sex three years ago.

It is also near to his Highgate home.

[From The Daily Mail]

Is it just me or does anyone else get “Careless Whisper” stuck in a loop in their head once it’s mentioned? I just can’t stop singing it to myself, damnit. That’s why this guy is so rich. Quick – don’t think of “Last Christmas.”

Why didn’t cops give him a Breathalyzer and when is Michael going to get his license revoked for good? He had it taken away in 2007 for two years after pleading guilty to DUI. This is his seventh driving offense. They should rip up his license before he kills someone. He’ll have to hire a driver to help him troll the parks for sex with strangers. There comes a point when this kind of sh*t is no longer funny and in George’s case that was several years ago.

George Michael is shown out in October, 2009 (credit: Zibi/ and performing in Australia on 2/26/10. (credit: Robert Wallace/



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  1. Sarah says:

    I can’t not like him. lol. Even after everything, I just can’t help myself.

  2. Emily says:


    Still, I can’t hate the guy, Wake Me Up Before You Go is one of my favourite songs to sing drunk on Singstar.

  3. tuatara says:

    I think I like him cos he is honest. He’s a big old gay pothead and doesn’t pretend to be anything else.

    Watch the driving though George. You won’t be so adorable if you hit someone. Shouldn’t someone as rich as him have a driver?

  4. XYZ says:

    Idiots, what his music has to do with his mistakes from his personal life? Everyone can crash his car, but can u make the music he did? Of course.

  5. Tia C says:

    Bless his heart, he is a mess. I don’t understand why he still has a license, nor why he doesn’t just hire a driver! Dude, if you have someone else drive, it’s easier to roll your doobies!

  6. mslewis says:

    I guess people will stop thinking he’s just a “gay old pothead” when he kills someone!! Then it won’t be so funny, right?

  7. SammyHammy says:

    “Quick – don’t think of “Last Christmas.””

    Ooh, you are EVIL! Where’s my Janis CD? I need to clear that out of my head…

  8. Attagirl says:

    “Some times the clothes do not make the man….Freedom, Freedom, Freedom, you got to give what you take….” god I love that song, think I’ll put it on!

  9. Lola says:

    He has been out of control since his Mum died. It seems that things are just getting worse. I hope he doesn’t end up killing someone. I thought that Britain was much stricter on DWI than America. I hope they aren’t picking up our bad habits.

  10. Mrs Odie 2 says:

    He probably refused the Breathalyzer, which you can do, but they then arrest you. After you are under arrest, you can be tested without your consent.

  11. CandyKay says:

    If he hurts someone in his next traffic accident, I hope they sue him for all he’s got, and win.

    The authorities are grossly negligent for allowing him to continue to drive.

  12. Feebee says:

    It’s never been funny but I can’t ever get mad at him. I adore the guy, he makes me a total hypocrite and yet I can’t help myself.

    I’m in denial that he’ll ever hurt someone. He seems to prefer stationary inanimate objects to crash into.

  13. k says:

    I love GM but the dude needs to hire a driver.

  14. Audra says:

    So sad George is such a friggin’ mess. I absolutely love GM – his voice and talent are amazing. He’s so flippin hot too. It’s awful he won’t accept that he is out of control. Please George get some help! We love you!

  15. Lem says:

    hire a driver for pete’s sake. then you don’t even need to be lucid before you go-go.

    hire a driver, hire a driver, hire a driver!

  16. Hautie says:

    If there was ever a man that needed a new environment it is George. His demons seem to get the best of him while he is in London.

    *Kenny needs to pack their bags and move to Dallas for a few years and clean up George’s act.

    Plus I really like to see George Michael perform again! And I live near Dallas! (hint!hint!)

    (*Kenny is his boyfriend from Dallas)

  17. Ogechi says:

    What a talent and he was sooo very handsome…now he’s a substance abuser-chronic substance abuser…. SAD SAD SAD

  18. TrixC says:

    Hilarious! That store is just around the corner from my house. I noticed the damage on the way to work this morning and wondered what had happened. George. George happened.