Drugs arrest for George Michael
Singer George Michael has been arrested on suspicion of possessing drugs in London's West End.
Police arrested the 42-year-old in the early hours of Saturday morning after a call from a member of the public who reported seeing the singer in his car.
It is thought he was held on suspicion of possessing Class C drugs.
Police confirmed that a 42-year-old man had been arrested and that he has been bailed to return to a police station next month.
We were called by a member of the public to a man seen slumped over the steering wheel of a car on the street close to Hyde Park Corner
An ambulance was sent to the scene but the former Wham! star was not taken to hospital.
He was initially arrested on suspicion of being unfit to drive but was de-arrested for that alleged offence after he was examined by a doctor.
"We were called by a member of the public to a man seen slumped over the steering wheel of a car on the street close to Hyde Park Corner," a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.
"A search of the man revealed what was believed to be controlled substances."
Last year, Michael announced that a new film about his life was the start of a retirement from public view.
His life would be a much more "behind the scenes affair", he said, adding that his own genre of music was "dead".
With schoolmate Andrew Ridgley in duo Wham!, Michael had a string of hits in the 1980s with songs including Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Freedom and I'm Your Man.
His first solo album Faith, released in 1988, sold more than 10 million copies.
He went on to spend much of the early 1990s locked in a legal dispute with Sony which prevented him from recording any new material.
Despite his low points, Michael is one of the UK's most successful artists of all time, selling more than 85 million records worldwide.
Not that i'm in any way condoning drugs but I felt rather sad reading this.