George Michael Enters Rehab After Car Crash

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George Michael may have found a father figure of sorts in the form of rehab.

The British pop star completed a quiet stint at a treatment facility as a response to a July 6 incident in which he drove his car through a storefront in an upscale London neighborhood, reports E! Online.

The former Wham! front man released an open letter on his website on August 27 about the events of that day and their immediate aftermath.

"I feel you should know that on the day after the incident I checked in to a clinic for a 14-day detox program here in London," he wrote to his fans. "Personal problems which I had tried to deal with myself had clearly got the better of me, and I am sorry that my pride has prevented me from seeking help before now."

Michael is still receiving outpatient drug counseling "several times a week," according to the missive.

He is due in court September 24 for sentencing after pleading guilty last week to driving under the influence of drugs and cannabis possession.

Michael, 47, was barred from driving for two years after a 2007 incident where he obstructed traffic while high on a "cocktail" of drugs. He also crashed his Range Rover into a truck in August of 2009.

Selected Reading: E! Online, George Michael.com, Daily Mail

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