Singer George Michael – real name Georgios Panayiotou – who was recently jailed for driving under the influence of drugs, has been moved to a more comfortable prison.
According to reports, Michael, who chose to drop his appeal against prison time, “cried like a baby” as he started his sentence earlier this month. Fellow inmates also taunted the pop-star by singing his hit songs Freedom and Faith out loud.
Things appear to have improved since then. He has been moved from Pentonville Prison to the less secure and more relaxed Highpoint facility.
Michael has also been visited by long-time partner Kenny Goss and is said to be spending much of his time playing pool.
Friend and Spandau Ballet star Martin Kemp told Britain’s Daybreak show that he is “doing okay” and coping “as well as you can expect”.
Some prisoners have complained that Michael has been awarded privileges without earning them, including extra visits and apparently a Sony PlayStation in his cell.
Sony Music is reported to have delayed the re-release of the singer’s smash album Faith, which was set to take place later this month, until next year as a result of his incarceration.
Michael is expected to only serve four of the eight weeks he was sentenced to in prison.