British pop star George Michael has been cautioned by police after being arrested in a public toilet in London in possession of drugs, police said late Saturday.Let's get to the real dirt. Cue up the tabloids.
"A 45-year-old man was arrested on 19 September on suspicion of possession of drugs in the Hampstead Heath area," a Metropolitan Police spokesman said.
The singer was taken to a police station and given the caution for possessing class A and class C drugs, police said.
Under British law, class A drugs can include crack cocaine.
Michael, 45, has admitted using drugs in the past.
HE’S at it again—troubled pop idol George Michael has been NABBED by cops in a public toilet . . . this time with CRACK COCAINE and CANNABIS on him, we can reveal.
The multi-millionaire singer was arrested after a tip-off from a suspicious lavatory attendant as he lurked in underground loos near London’s Hampstead Heath on Friday afternoon.
Former Wham heart-throb George, 45, was taken to a police station where he admitted possession of Class A and C drugs and accepted a caution.
Last month he played a series of farewell concerts saying he wanted a “quieter life” and declaring: “I’m an old man, I really need to sit down.”
But off stage he seems as busy as ever with his sordid pursuits.
His shock arrest near his favourite gay haunt comes after the News of the World caught him trawling the notorious north London heath for sex. George’s first toilet shame was in Los Angeles in 1998 when he flashed at a cop. But over the last decade his behaviour has become even more worryingly erratic. He’s been found slumped at the wheel of his car, caught driving under the influence of drugs and smoked marijuana on TV.
Revealing his latest disgrace, a source told us: “George was hanging around the toilets near the heath for quite a while. A lot of people became suspicious.
“He is a very well known face and eventually his odd behaviour caused a toilet attendant to call the police.
“When the officers arrived Michael was still in the loos. They searched him and found he had drugs on him. He was quickly carted off to the police station.”