'Freedom': George Michael is released from prison

Monday October 11, 2010

George Michael has returned home after being released from prison on Monday morning.

The pop star was freed from Highpoint Prison in Suffolk after serving four weeks of an eight week sentence for crashing his car while under the influence of drugs.

The 47-year-old was jailed after admitting to possession and driving while unfit when he appeared in court on September 14 (pictured).

He was arrested in July after being found slumped at the wheel of his Land Rover which had crashed into a Hampstead photo shop.

George - who had a previous conviction for the same offence - served the initial days of his sentence at Pentonville Prison.

The former Wham singer was then transferred to Highpoint.

Earlier this month, the star released a statement saying he was receiving "no special treatment of any kind" in gaol.

"I have been treated with kindness by fellow inmates and prison staff alike," he said.

Photo: © Getty Images

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