London: Sir Paul McCartney has sent a hand-written letter to jailed George Michael to lift his spirits.
Macca wrote to the singer while he serves time for his drug-fuelled car smash.
Pals said the Beatles legend, 68, "empathised" with the Wham! star`s plight after he spent ten days in prison in Tokyo in 1980 after being caught with cannabis.
George, 47, has served two weeks of his eight-week sentence and could be out on licence in a fortnight from Category C jail Highpoint in Suffolk.
"He got the letter on Monday and was really chuffed. Sir Paul said he would see him soon and told George to keep his chin up,” the Sun quoted a source as saying.
"The letter was two pages long and George read it over and over again," the source added.