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George Michael

Singer George Michael Completes Inpatient Detoxification – Now Receiving Counseling

posted 03:35 AM EST, Sun August 29, 2010
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Following a July incident during which he crashed his car into a London photo store while under the influence of marijuana, George Michael checked himself into a drug rehab clinic and today continues with outpatient counseling.

George Michael has completed a 14 day detoxification and rehab in London and is now participating in multiple sessions of outpatient counseling per week.

The singer announced the treatment on his personal website and also thanked those involved for allowing him to begin his therapy in privacy. He said that he checked himself into a treatment center on July 5th, the day after his arrest in London on charges of marijuana possession and driving under the influence of drugs.

Michael has a history of drugged driving crashes. He has pled guilty to all the latest charges and awaits sentencing, which the judge presiding has said could include prison time.

In his website statement, Michael thanked his fans and wrote, “I fully appreciate the seriousness of my current situation, for which I truly apologize...I feel you should know that on the day after the incident I checked in to a clinic for a 14 day detox program 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.”

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