SIR Elton John has urged George Michael to emerge from his self-imposed isolation and kick his drug habit by socialising more with pals.
The Faith hitmaker walked free from Highpoint Prison in Suffolk, England last week (11Oct10) after serving 27 days of an eight-week sentence for possession of marijuana and driving under the influence of drugs, stemming from an incident in July (10).
Michael has in the past admitted to spending much of his time holed up at his north London mansion smoking dope all day - and the Rocket Man is adamant the former Wham! star needs to ditch his hermit-like existence if he is to turn his back on drugs.
He tells Britain's Radio Times, "I haven't got a thing against him. He's a huge talent. I love him, and what he does in his life is none of my business, but he should get out more.
"I helped Rufus Wainwright in 2002 when crystal meth addiction had turned him temporarily blind, my guitarist Davey Johnstone, who's now six months sober, and Eminem, two years sober. They all asked me.
"I had a great career, but I f**ked up my private life doing drugs. Once you give up drugs, as I did, you assume everyone else has, but it's more prevalent now than ever, and the drugs are particularly dangerous today."