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George Michael faces immigration ban from drug charges

Ross von Metzke | April 04, 2006

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LONDON — According to reports from a US Immigration spokesman, openly gay pop star George Michael could face a ban from entering the United States following his recent arrest in London for possession of drugs.

The spokesman told UK based Pink News that the sentence might pose a problem for Michael when planning future travels to the US.

�We can't say one way or another without reviewing all the details of the charges,� the spokesman told the Daily Mail. �But drug convictions can make things difficult for foreign visitors.�

Michael was taken into custody in London in February when police found him slumped over the dashboard of his car, reports from the scene said. He was arrested on suspicion of possession and of being unfit to drive.

The singer called the arrest his �own stupid fault.�

�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 told reporters at the time.

George Michael was charged with Lewd conduct in a Los Angeles restroom in 1998. The singer subsequently came out publicly. – Gay Link Content

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