2 – George Michael
“Wake me up before you go-go. Don’t leave me hanging on like a yo-yo.” As pop music looked for a new sound in the 1980s, George Michael and Wham! had just the answer when they pumped out post-disco dance hits like “Careless Whisper” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.”
Leaving the band in 1987 to pursue a solo career, Michael earned the reputation as a “blue-eyed soul singer” becoming one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time with albums like Faith and Five Live.
Though Michael’s history of drug use remains fuzzy, the first public incident occurred in February 2006 when he was arrested for possession of prescription drugs.
Over the next three years, the pattern continued as he was arrested for similar crimes including driving under the influence of drugs. After his most recent arrest in 2010, Michael was sentenced to eight weeks at Highpoint Prison and, after four weeks, was released. Thankfully, jail time seems to have done the trick as he’s managed to stay out of trouble ever since.