Pop icon George Michael will be in court facing charges of being unfit to drive the day before he is due to play the first concert at the new Wembley stadium.

He will also now face an additional charge of being in charge of a vehicle while unfit through drugs.

His appearance at Brent Magistrates Court follows an incident last October when he was found by police in his car in Cricklewood, north London, allegedly passed out.

Members of the public had called the police in the early hours of October 1st to deal with a Mercedes Benz S-Class car which was obstructing traffic lights.

Michael was found at the wheel semi-conscious, taken to hospital and then arrested for suspected possession of drugs.

District Judge Katherine Marshall rejected an application for the singer to avoid coming to court.

She allowed him to miss the first day of hearings but insisted he turn up on June 8th.

“He is around in the area because I believe he is appearing at Wembley Stadium,” she said, according to the BBC.

“I do not think he will have any difficulty in being here.”

2006 was a bad year for the former Wham! front man, who came out of the closet in 1998 after being arrested in Los Angeles for cottaging.

In February Michael was arrested for possession of cannabis and in May he was discovered slumped over the wheel of his Range Rover.

In July the tabloids went into a frenzy when he was discovered cruising for sex on Hampstead Heath.