George Michael arrested in public toilet for drugs

George Michael was arrested for drug possession at a known public toilet meeting place for gay men.

The Daily Mail and the BBC report that Michael, 45, was caught with a small amount of marijuana and a Class A drug, possibly cocaine or Ecstasy, on Hampstead Heath in North London.

A spokesman for the Met Police said: “I can confirm that a 45-year-old man was arrested on September 19 on suspicion of possession of drugs in the Hampstead Heath area.”

“He was taken to a north London police station where he received a caution for possession of class A and class C drugs.”

George Michael recently ended a popular world tour. He has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

He came out as a gay man in 1998 after being arrested in public toilets in Beverly Hills, California, for engaging in a lewd act. The incident also had him come clean with his ongoing relationship with Kenny Goss.

He admitted in an interview that he lost his partner, Anselmo Feleppa, to HIV and his mother died some time later.

Michael said: “I had my very first relationship at 27 because I really had not actually come to terms with my sexuality until I was 24.

“I lost my partner to HIV then it took about three years to grieve; then after that I lost my mother. I felt almost like I was cursed.”

The Mail reports that in October 2006 Michael was found slumped over the wheel of his car. Last May he pleaded guilty to driving while unfit through drugs and was banned from driving for two years.

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