George Michael branded `The Hermit` by jail inmates

London: Imprisoned singer George Michael has apparently been branded `The Hermit` by his fellow inmates, because he doesn`t talk to anyone and watches TV all day, according to reports.

The former `Wham!` star, who has served two out of the eight weeks sentence, was found in possession of cannabis and drug- driving following a car crash in north London in July.

"Everyone calls him `The Hermit` because he could mix but he has chosen not to... I just think he wants to be alone," the Daily Express quoted a source as saying.

But the sources insist that the star isn`t interested in making friends during his stint.

Michael was transferred from London`s tough Pentonville prison to the Highpoint jail in Suffolk where he will serve out the rest of his sentence.

ANI