Friday, June 29, 2007
George Michael is set to write a revealing book about his arrests and drug use. The 'Fast Love' singer is planning to tell-all about his UK and US arrests in the tome due to be released in October. A source said: "It's expected to sell really well. George has millions of fans." The biography will include a "warts and all" chapter on his arrest for engaging in a lewd act in a Beverly Hills public toilet in 1998.
Michael, who was arrested by an undercover police officer, was fined $810 and sentenced to 80 hours of community service for the offence. The 43-year-old singer is also set to write about being found "slumped and drooling" at the wheel of his car at a set of London traffic lights last October.
Michael - who had taken anti-depressants and sleeping pills - escaped jail, but was sentenced to 100 hours community service and banned from driving for one year. The book, which will be ghostwritten by music journalist Rob Jovanovich, is also expected to talk about his "sexual freedom" and drug taking.
Earlier this year, Michael claimed smoking cannabis keeps him "sane". He said: "This stuff keeps me sane and happy. I could write without it if I were sane and happy. I'd say it's a great drug - but obviously it's not very healthy."
Earlier this week, it was claimed Michael was too scared to take a HIV test. TV producer Ross Wilson said: "George says he does not believe in tests. "He says he finds the wait for results too harrowing and that he hasn't had a test since at least 2004 due to his fears it might be positive."