George Michael Enters Rehab
He reveals all in an open letter to fans…
George Michael has revealed he checked himself into a rehab clinic in July to receive treatment for drug addiction.
The Faith singer made the decision to seek help the day after he crashed his car into a Snappy Snaps store in north London on 4 July.
In an open letter, George explained his decision: “My dear fans, as usual I am overwhelmed by the support and genuine concern that so many of you around the world have expressed in recent weeks.
“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.
“You will understand that it would be wrong of me to go into details before the court case has ended. But 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. I would also like to express my thanks to those whose discretion allowed me to begin this process in private, which has helped me greatly.”
The announcement came in the same week George appeared in court and pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis and driving under the influence of drugs. The judge has already told the superstar he could face time behind bars; he will be sentenced next month.