George Michael will face an extra charge at his drugs trial, a
court has heard.
43-year-old, whose real name is George Panayiotou, was arrested
last October in Cricklewood, north London.
subsequently charged with being unfit to drive through drugs and
cautioned for cannabis possession.
hearing at Brent Magistrates' Court on Wednesday the prosecution
also added a indictment of being in charge of a vehicle while
unfit through drugs.
Wham! star did not attend the hearing before District Judge
Katherine Marshall. Defence solicitor Keima Payton spoke on his
The singer was
due to face trial on 23 April but a two-day preliminary hearing
will now start on that date, when legal arguments will continue.
He is not expected to attend but witnesses will be called.
A new trial
date has not yet been set. It is expected to last at least one day
and will be arranged for May or June.
court hearing comes three days after it was announced that the
artist will play the first concert at the new Wembley Stadium on 9