Here at Anglophenia, we've quietly rallied around George Michael during his time in the slammer, ultimately wishing the ex-Wham! pop star only the best as he serves an eight-week sentence for his drug-fueled car crash this past summer. Sir Paul McCartney has come out in support of him as well, having recently mailed Michael a letter of encouragement.
This morning Michael is in the headlines again, insisting that he's received absolutely 'no special treatment of any kind' during his first three weeks in jail. He wants the world to know that he's been treated fairly by his inmates and the staff alike. To suggest anything else would be left in the hands of a somewhat scornful press.
"Much as I would prefer to rise above the usual rubbish that I'm reading day after day about my time here in prison, I think it's only fair to my fans, family and friends to respond in some way even though I will be home soon," the singer said in a statement Monday morning. "So please believe me when I tell you that in the last three weeks, there have been no tears, no anxiety, no bullying–in fact, not so much as a sleepless night for me."
The English singer/songwriter, who has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide in his 30-year career, also divulged that he spends the majority of his time in jail reading the countless letters received from fans from around the world. He also plays an occasional game of pool. (BBC)
Keep on keepin' on, George! We heart you! And uh, keep the 'Faith.'