George Michael says he ‘deserved jail for driving under influence of drugs’

Last Updated: Mar 06, 2011, 15:19 PM IST

London: Singer George Michaels has admitted that he deserved to be jailed for a month after crashing his car under the influence of drugs.

The former Wham! singer said he was “ashamed” to have broken the law and he is now in therapy over his drug abuse issues.

“This was a hugely shameful thing to have done repeatedly so karmically I felt like I had a bill to pay. I went to prison, I paid my bill,” the Daily Express quoted him as saying in an interview with BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans Breakfast Show, to be broadcast at 8am tomorrow.

“This was a hugely shameful thing to have done repeatedly so karmically I felt like I had a bill to pay. I went to prison, I paid my bill.”

Michael, 47, was initially held at Pentonville, in London, before being transferred to an open prison in Suffolk.

ANI