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George Michael: One toke over the line



Flash_cheechchong Based on his recent behavior, it appears George Michael is rehearsing to star in a remake of a Cheech and Chong movie. The reality-challenged popster openly smoked pot during a TV interview set to air later this month on British TV, according to media reports.

"It's a great drug -- but obviously it's not very healthy," Michael reportedly said shortly before going on camera. "You can't afford to smoke it if you've got anything else to do."

George The former Wham! frontman has been arrested twice in the last year by London police, who found him slumped over the wheel of his car -- with a bag of marijuana beside him.

The TV interview was shot in Madrid, Spain, where marijuana use is legal. Then again, so is bullfighting. (To be fair, the country has a history of strange laws. In the 17th century, it was against the law for a woman to show her bare feet to anyone except her husband. A woman however could freely expose her breasts.)

At least Michael is maintaining a sense of humor over it all. "If I'd drunk as much as I'd smoked," Michael said during the show, "my God, I'd look like Keith Richards."

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:20pm]


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