George Michael Sentence Delayed

George Michael will have to wait until the day before he plays Wembley Stadium to learn his sentence for driving while unfit through drugs.

The 43-year-old singer admitted the charge at Brent Magistrates Court in northwest London on May 8th, the first day of his trial, claiming he was guilty due to "tiredness and prescribed drug."

He was expected to learn his fate at a May 30th hearing at the same court, but after hearing tests showed he had a therapeutic quantity of an anti-depressant as well as the illegal dance club drug GHB in his system, district judge Katherine Marshall adjourned sentencing until June 8th.

Cannabis was also found in his blood, but the prosecution does not maintain that this was the cause of his intoxication.

A further charge of being in charge of a vehicle while unfit through drugs was dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service.

The former Wham! star was arrested in Cricklewood on October 1st last year after motorists reported a car obstructing the road at traffic lights. Police found the singer slumped at the wheel of his Mercedes.

"I was not in my normal physical state and I’m perfectly prepared to accept the correct punishment for that and I would have accepted it a long time ago," Michael told the original May 8 hearing.

Since that court appearance, Michael has told Michael Parkinson’s TV chat show viewers that he is addicted to prescription drugs and believes the world would be a better place if more people smoked marijuana.

Conservative Member of Parliament Robert Goodwill, a member of the Commons transport committee, said it’s very worrying that a role model like George Michael is seen behaving so irresponsibly behind the wheel of a car.

"After his recent string of unfortunate events, he shouldn’t be behind the wheel at all. With all his money, he should employ a chauffeur," he advised.