George Michael was charged with possessing cannabis on Thursday and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs following a car crash early last month, London police said.
47-year-old Michael has had a series of run-ins with the law for recreational drug use over the years. The famous British singer was released on bail to appear in court in Highbury on August 24, a police statement said.
Michael has been charged for an incident which took place in July – his car smashed into a building on a road in north London. Michael received no injuries at the time.
The singer from the popular band ‘Wham!,’ was banned from driving for two years in 2007 and sentenced to 100 hours of community service after admitting driving when unfit due to drugs. In 2008, he apologized to fans when he was arrested and cautioned by police for possession of drugs. He promised his fans he would “sort himself out.”
Michael launched a successful solo career and has sold an estimated 100 million albums since leaving the band Wham! He is a Grammy award winner, and has won a global fan base with hits like "Careless Whisper" and "Faith."