(MAJOR UPDATE: George Michael has categorically denied he had any drugs or alchohol in his sytem in this latest incident. When leaving his house this afternoon, George commented,
I have a comment for you. That’s the second time in a year I have been caught with one unused spliff in the car. I had no drink or drugs in my body. I haven’t got a problem with drugs.
So there we go – it seems that the press reports of George having alchohol in his system are lies. Looks like George will be able to continue driving his new S-Class after all! See the report of George’s denial)
Singer George Michael has reportedy been arrested again, after being found slumped at the wheel of his brand new S-Class Mercedes a few miles from his home in North London. Police were called to scene, where they found George to be under the influence of alcohol and possibly cannabis. He was reportedly arrested and taken to hospital, because the police doctor was concerned that the mix of alcohol and drugs may have had a serious effect on him.
25 Live Tour First #3. George’s new S-Class Mercedes has a full-width glass sun roof
The singer admitted possession of cannabis, and was released on bail until November while police investigate and get back the results of blood tests. This isn’t the first time George has been found asleep in his car. Last time this happened, George said,
The only thing I care about is that people know that I was properly tested by the police doctor on Saturday night, who stated to the officers present that I was not impaired in any way.
Essentially, the only person that might possibly have believed this statement at that time was George (by “believe” I mean believe that George hadn’t been doing any drugs that night). This time, if the reports about failing the breath test are true, I think George will almost certainly get a driving ban. George has so far not commented on the incident, however the singer’s partner, Kenny Goss said,
He’s fine and I’ve got him a McDonalds.
Poor George. I mean, it’s bad enough getting caught for this again, without having a Deluxe Bacon Quarter Pounder With Cheese and Large Fries rammed down your throat…
(UPDATE: It appears that George had a Big Mac meal for his dinner last night. When friends came round last night to see if George was coming out to play, his father, Kenny Goss said,
I’m just off to get George a Big Mac Meal with Diet Coke as a treat. I’m afraid, though, that George isn’t allowed out to play tonight. It’s a school night, and he wets the bed if he gets over-tired)
25 Live Tour First # 4. George enjoys 3-D Big Mac meals! Ewwwww…
How It Might Have Happened
Now, as we all know, George was on stage in Toulon France late Saturday. Here’s how George’s Saturday night/Sunday morning might have unfolded…
Sat 11pm (French time) Finish show in Toulon, France.
12.00am (French time) Arrive at nearby air field and board private jet. Drink huge amounts of champagne to celebrate successful gig on way home.
Sun 1.30am (London time) Arrive London City Airport (or airfield even closer to home)
2.00am Arrive home.
2.01am George: “Kenny, I’m just going on the computer for a bit. You go to bed.”
2.04am George logs on to gay chat site, and arranges sex with someone in North London
2.05am George, to himself: “I think I’ll take the new S-Class – I always seem to run into trouble in the Range Rover. The S-Class has so many gadgets, it could probably drive me home by itself.”
2.30-3.15am George has sex with random man in Cricklewood. Smokes joint.
3.15am George to random man: “Well, thanks very much. I have to go now.”
3.20am George falls asleep at wheel of S-Class at the junction between between Cricklewood Lane and Hendon Way
3.22am Police tap on George’s window.
3.30am George arrives at Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead in ambulance
4.30am Kenny arrives at hospital
5.29am George given the all clear from his health-check
5.30am George to Kenny, “I’m HUNNNNNNGRRRRRRYYYYYYYYY!!!”
Remarkable’s Final Thought
So what does this mean for George’s tour? Well, it doesn’t necessarily mean anything for the European Tour (although, repeated drug offences may make his 2007 US tour more difficult). The truth is, the cannabis that’s on the market today is much stronger than it was five or ten years ago. And if you combine it with alchohol… well, I’d say that anyone might fall asleep. Was George stupid to be driving in this condition? Yes (but, people get stupid with alchohol and drugs in their system). Does it mean he’s in self-destruct-mode and not capable of carrying on with his tour? No, not at all. The courts will not think twice about handing George a substantial driving ban over this, if he had alchohol or drugs in his system, though, because it’s obvious that George can afford to pay for a driver to be on call 24/7 – if he insists on going out meeting random people for sex in the early hours of the morning.