George Michael: I deserved jail

By | Published on Monday 7 March 2011

George Michael

Despite his legal people at one point planning to fight the custodial sentence, George Michael has now said he thinks he deserved to spend a little time in jail after crashing his car into a North London Snappy Snaps after some druggy driving.

Speaking to Chris Evans in an interview for Radio 2, Michael says: “This was a hugely shameful thing to have done repeatedly. So, karmically I felt like I had a bill to pay. I went to prison, I paid my bill”. Responding to those rumours at the time that he was highly distressed in jail, especially when he was initially locked up in London’s Pentonville Prison, the singer denied he’d been all that stressed, saying: “Remarkably enough, I know people must think it was a really horrific experience – it’s so much easier to take any form of punishment if you believe you actually deserve it, and I did”.

Although Michael’s lawyers initially vowed to appeal their clients sentence after he was jailed for driving while under the influence of drugs, the appeal plans were abruptly halted and the singer served his time.