LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Jailed British singer George
Michael has abandoned an application for bail, the Press
Association reported on Friday.
The 47-year-old was sentenced to eight weeks in prison this
week for crashing his car while high on cannabis, and lawyers
acting on his behalf had planned to ask for bail for the singer
in an apparent bid to appeal against his sentence.
"The bail application has been abandoned," said a
spokeswoman for Blackfriars Crown Court in London, where Michael
had been listed to appear via video link from Pentonville
Prison. His lawyer declined to comment on the decision.
Michael, who became famous as part of the band Wham! before
launching a successful solo career, 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, Michael apologized to fans after being arrested and
cautioned by police for possession of drugs and promised to
"sort himself out."
The Grammy award winner has sold an estimated 100 million
albums as a solo artist, winning a global fan base with hits
like "Careless Whisper" and "Faith."
(Writing by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)
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