George Michael’s bail application cancelled
London, Sep 18, Singer George Michael’s bail application has been cancelled, a court spokeswoman said.
Lawyers for the singer were due to apply for bail before a judge at Blackfriars Crown Court. “The bail application has been abandoned,” mirror.co.uk quoted the spokesperson as saying.
The 47-year-old was sentenced to eight weeks in prison this week for crashing his car while high on cannabis, and lawyers acting on his behalf had planned to ask for bail for the singer in an apparent bid to appeal against his sentence.
Michael, who became famous as part of the band Wham! before launching a successful solo career, was banned from driving for two years in 2007 and sentenced to 100 hours of community service after admitting driving when unfit due to drugs.
In 2008, Michael apologised to fans after being arrested and cautioned by police for possession of drugs, and promised to “sort himself out”.