After pleading guilty to marijuana possession in connection with his July car crash in London, George Michael is hoping the fact that he checked himself into rehab immediately after the accident will help with next month’s sentencing, according to Popcrunch.

“I feel you should know that on the day after the incident I checked in to a clinic for a 14-day detox program here in London, which has been followed by ongoing outpatient drug counseling several times a week,” the singer posted on his Web site. “Personal problems which I had tried to deal with myself had clearly got the better of me, and I am sorry that my pride has prevented me from seeking help before now.”