Gay singer George Michael has been jailed for eight weeks for crashing his car while under the influence of cannabis.

The star, 47, was driving home from London’s Pride celebrations in July when he crashed his Range Rover into a branch of Snappy Snaps.

He was found by police who attended the scene.

Dozens of photographers greeted Michael at Highbury Corner magistrate’s court today and he was taken to begin his sentence by security guards.

He pleaded guilty to the offence and to possessing two cannabis joints.

Last month, he was handed an interim six-month driving ban.

His arrest came not long after the end of a two-year driving ban incurred in 2008 after he was caught in possession of crack cocaine and marijuana.

In 2007 he was given 100 hours of community service after being found unconscious at the wheel of his car by police.

He was outed in 1998 when he was arrested for cottaging in Los Angeles and was arrested again in 2008 for being in possession of crack cocaine in public toilets on Hampstead Heath.

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