Singer George Michael
has said the world would be an "easier place to live
with" if cannabis was legal.
Speaking to ITV chat
show host Michael Parkinson, the star said he was not "advocating"
the drug for everyone.
came home stoned and beat up their wife," the
43-year-old former Wham! singer said.
Earlier this month he
pleaded guilty to driving while unfit through drugs after he
was found slumped over the wheel of his car in a London
He blamed his
behaviour on the death of his mother, Lesley, in 1997.
"I know I have a
very self-destructive tendency since my mother died, I have
got to be honest. That has kind of made itself clear in
other ways," he said.
During the interview
he also revealed he was addicted to prescription drugs.
Despite the star
awaiting sentencing at the end of the month, he claims he
did nothing wrong.
didn't break the law. I did something stupid, and doing
something irresponsible is not a position that I am normally
used to defending myself in," he said.
Michael will become
the first artist to play the new Wembley Stadium next month.
He revealed that he
approached Wembley bosses asking if he could play the first
show, and told Parkinson: "It's like my dream come true."