London: Popstar George Michael, who is serving an eight-week prison sentence for crashing his car, has revealed that he is getting “no special treatment of any kind” in jail.
The former ‘Wham!’ singer said he wanted to reassure family, friends and fans that he was being “treated with kindness”.
Michael was jailed last month after he crashed his Range Rover into a north London branch of Snappy Snaps while high on cannabis in July.
He is likely to be released in a fortnight.
In a statement, Michael said he wanted to correct media coverage about his time in Highpoint Prison in Suffolk.
“Much as I would prefer to rise above the usual rubbish that I’m reading day after day about my time here in prison, I think it’s only fair to my fans, family and friends to respond in some way even though I will be home soon,” the Telegraph quoted him as saying.
“So please believe me when I tell you that in the last three weeks, there have been no tears, no anxiety, no bullying - in fact, not so much as a sleepless night for me,” he said.
The popstar said he was spending most of his time behind bars reading “thousands of letters and post cards of incredible support from people around the world”.
He insisted that he was treated like a normal prisoner by fellow inmates and prison staff “unless, of course, some of the guys here are letting me win at the pool table”.