On being released from prison, after serving time for his marijuana induced driving, popstar George Michael said he wanted to 'start again'. And no, he was not referring to his driving or smoking habits.
After serving just four of his sentenced eight weeks in prison, the 47 year old star said he wanted to stop hiding from the press. "I'm coming out here on my own so that you'll realise I just want to start again" he said while talking to reporters outside his home. "I'm going to try to stop running away from you guys. You'll get sick of me. You'll see me about."
Enjoying the 'beautiful day' that it was, he was grateful to all of his supporters who saw him through his 4 weeks. And on a lighter note, he ended the chat with the paparazzi by saying "By the way, I've just thought of a really good idea for a song", he further added "It's going to be nothing to do with prison". Its good to know that his sense of humor hasn't been affected due to his time.
Michael was released earlier than the regular 10 am prison release as a special consideration with regards to the waiting media outside. He was also allowed to use a service entrance in order to sneak out. Michael has said that, both the inmates and the staff, at the prison had been kind to him and he did not spend a single sleepless night. With a personal TV and being able to play some pool, it really does not sound like much of a prison, but more like a rehab center to me. And that's not even the best part - he reportedly had a key to his own cell to lock himself up if he wanted privacy! Now that is some 'prison' time right!?
'Most of my days have been spent reading thousands of letters and post cards of incredible support from people around the world. I promise to repay their kindness with new music as soon as I possibly can.'
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