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Michael confirms he went into rehab after Snappy Snaps crash

By | Published on Wednesday 1 September 2010

George Michael has revealed he checked himself into rehab shortly after that incident where he drove his range rover into a branch of Snappy Snaps in London while under the influence of drugs. As previously reported, the singer pleaded guilty to charges of cannabis possession and DUI in relation to that incident last week.

The self-confessed habitual user of soft drugs says he underwent a fourteen day detox programme at a rehab facility after the Snappy Snaps crash, and continues to participate in an outpatients programme which includes several drug counselling sessions each week.

Michael revealed his rehab efforts in a posting on his website following the aforementioned court hearing. He wrote: “I want to thank you all sincerely, and also to reassure those of you who worry so much for me. I fully appreciate the seriousness of my current situation, for which I truly apologise”.

He continued: “I feel you should know that on the day after the incident I checked in to a clinic for a fourteen day detox programme here in London, which has been followed by ongoing outpatient drug counselling several times a week. Personal problems which I had tried to deal with myself had clearly got the better of me, and I am sorry that my pride has prevented me from seeking help before now”.

Michael will be sentenced in relation to the DUI incident on 14 Sep. The judge overseeing the case has warned the singer he could face jail time.