George Michael undergoing rehab treatment

Singer George Michael has checked into a rehab facility following a car crash last month and is undergoing drug counselling sessions.

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Published: Mon 30 Aug 2010, 9:42 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 12:07 PM

Michael, 47, was arrested after crashing his Range Rover into a store near his home in Hampstead, north London. He appeared in court this week and pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis and driving under the influence of drugs. The Careless Whisper hitmaker has now revealed he enrolled himself into a clinic shortly after the incident to undergo a 14-day detox programme. He is now receiving outpatient treatment, which includes drug counselling “several times a week”.

The singer broke the news on his official website, and expressed his determination to turn his life around. “I want to thank you all sincerely, and also to reassure those of you who worry so much for me. I fully appreciate the seriousness of my current situation, for which I truly apologise,” Michael wrote. “I feel you should know that on the day after the incident I checked in to a clinic for a 14-day detox programme here in London, which has been followed by ongoing outpatient drug counselling several times a week. Personal problems which I had tried to deal with myself had clearly got the better of me, and I am sorry that my pride has prevented me from seeking help before now. I would also like to express my thanks to those whose discretion allowed me to begin this process in private, which has helped me greatly,” he added.

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