His song "Freedom" is about as close as George Michael will get to being a free man for eight weeks after he was sentenced to jail.
The UK pop star was busted over the latest in a string of drug fuelled driving offences committed when he was high on pot.
Michael, who has admitted an addiction to cannabis, smashed his Range Rover into a photo shop in London in July when coming home from a Gay Pride parade.
He was found slumped at the wheel and police noted his pupils were dilated, he had trouble standing and was drenched in sweat.
They found two marijuana cigarettes on him and evidence of other chemicals in his blood stream.
Michael fronted court this morning and was taken to the cells once the sentence was read out. Fans sobbed in the stands while Michael bowed his head and sighed.
His boyfriend Kenny Goss put his head in his hands and was seen leaving the building in tears.
Judge John Perkins reprimanded Michael for failing to get his addiction to cannabis under control.
"It does not appear that you took proper steps to deal with what is clearly an addiction to cannabis. That's a mistake that puts you, and on this occasion, the public at risk," he said.
Michael will serve four weeks in jail and the rest out on bail. He was also banned from driving for five years and fined $2000.
It is the latest in a string of brushes with the law. In 2006 he was sentenced to 100 hours of community service following a similar crash, has been cautioned over drugs possession and fined for "engaging in a lewd act" in a public toilet in California.
Michael's lawyer Mukul Chalwa said his client was "ashamed" by his actions and had tried to turn his life around since the most recent incident.
"For the first time in many years he started writing again. His creativity, so long hampered by his drug dependence, is re-emerging," Chalwa said.
The singer also fessed up to his drug use, detailing his 14 day detox after the crash and ongoing drugs counselling he's having.