George Michael

Pop singer George Michael has been released from Highpoint Prison in Suffolk, serving half of his jail sentence for driving under the influence of drugs.

Last month he was sentenced to eight weeks in jail after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of marijuana and prescription drugs which led him to crash into a photographic shop in July.

The 47 year old Faith singer, birth name Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, was also fined £1,250 and had his license suspended for six months.

The star came out of his North London home on Monday to address reporters and photographers.

“I just want to start again. It’s fantastic to be out. It’s a beautiful day. I just want to say thank you for everybody who has supported me in there – it’s quite inspirational,” he commented.

“You’re going to be seeing a lot more from me. I’m not going to be running away from you guys anymore,” he said, adding: “Oh, by the way, I’ve just thought of a really good song. It’s gonna have nothing to do with prison.”

Michael has sold over 100 million records worldwide.

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