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Drug arrest "my own stupid fault,' Michael says

George Michael said his arrest for suspected drug possession in London last weekend was "my own stupid fault, as usual."

The 42-year-old pop singer was arrested Saturday after he was found slumped at the wheel of his car at Hyde Park Corner in central London.

He posted bail and is to return to a police station next month.

"I was in possession of class C drugs, which is an offense, and I have no complaints about the police, who were professional throughout," Michael, who rose to fame as half of the 1980s duo Wham!, said Monday in a statement.

Class C drugs, the lowest category of illegal drugs, include marijuana, anabolic steroids and some amphetamines.

"I have been through enough in 24 years of dealing with the media to know what I am in for from them this week," Michael said. "Much of it will be inaccurate or simply untrue. I can handle that. It is my own stupid fault, as usual."

Michael was arrested in 1998 for lewd conduct at a public restroom in Beverly Hills, Calif. Soon after, he said publicly for the first time that he is gay.

Later, he released the single and video Outside, which poked fun at his arrest.

In his statement, Michael said, "I won't make a record out of this one - even though it is tempting."

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