Incarcerated George Michael ‘to launch legal bid for freedom’

Updated: Sep 17, 2010, 11:52 AM IST

London: Incarcerated George Michael has claimed that his eight-week sentence is "excessive" and is set to launch a legal bid for freedom today.

The former Wham! Star’s barrister Mukul Chawla is expected to appeal at Blackfriars Crown Court for the singer`s release today.

He will claim that his eight-week sentence for crashing his 80,000-pound Range Rover into a Snappy Snaps shop in Hampstead while under the influence of drugs was "manifestly excessive".

And he will argue that bail should be granted because Michael`s jail term could have ended by the time any appeal is heard.

"George is desperate to get out of Pentonville and still can`t quite believe he`s there,” the Sun quoted an insider as saying.

"He`s pinning all his hopes on a judge giving him bail," added the insider.

George, who has a history of drug problems, has already failed in one bail attempt.

And yesterday, as gay lover Kenny Goss visited him in prison, the jailbird begged: Help me get out of here.

The couple wept as they met in a private room along with George`s manager and another man.

"George greeted Kenny and they started crying,” a source as said.

ANI