George Michael Checks Into Rehab
Posted on Mon Aug 30, 2010 08:35 AM PDT

georgemichaelcrash200.jpgLONDON, UK (X17online) - George Michael has entered into a 14-day rehab facility in North London.

Back in July, the Faith singer crashed his Range Rover into Snappy Snaps, a Hampstead, N. London shopfront ...and was under the influence at the time of the accident. Police say that Michael was "spaced out" when they arrived.

Michael now admits that he's receiving help for his addictions. The singers opens up to his fans saying:

    "I want to thank you all sincerely, and also to reassure those of you who worry so much for me. I fully appreciate the seriousness of my current situation, for which I truly apologise. 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, which has been followed by ongoing outpatient drug counselling several times a week."

In the open letter, Michael adds:

    "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. I would also like to express my thanks to those whose discretion allowed me to begin this process in private, which has helped me greatly."