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Careless Driver

by | 19th, April 2006

‘“DRUGS COULD KILL GEORGE,” thunders the Mirror’s front page, and we fear this is all too true.

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Drugs do not kill everyone. It is a well documented truth that Keith Richards, for instance, cannot be killed by conventional methods. One rocker’s poison might be another’s elixir.

But George Michael is no Richards. And so it is that the Mirror hears one Toby Bourke explain to police that George’s addiction to cannabis might be endangering the singer’s life.

“The drugs have turned him into a stoned waster,” says Bourke who duetted with the singer on the hit song Waltz Away Dreaming.

“When you smoke as many spliffs as he has done you simply cease to function,” says Bourke. “Cannabis has destroyed his career and I’m really worried it could now endanger his life.”

For those of you not versed in the vernacular of the drugs trade, a spliff is a marijuana cigarette, the smoking of which induces a high which has been known to inspire creative types to heightened levels of endeavour.

It is debatable whether the toxic weed has ruined George’s career, as Bourke claims, but we are concerned that it could be his undoing.

Inside the paper, over two pages, readers hear that George is “too stoned to make music” and that “he smoked 20 joints a day”.

Bourke says George sometimes had a joint for breakfast. We hear how George

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