George Michael Reportedly Gets Note from Paul McCartney While In Jail

George Michael arrives at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court in London on Sept. 14, 2010. Michael was due to be sentenced Tuesday, after pleading guilty to possessing cannabis and driving under the influence of drugs at an earlier hearing. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)
George Michael arrives at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court in London on Sept. 14, 2010. Michael was due to be sentenced Tuesday, after pleading guilty to possessing cannabis and driving under the influence of drugs at an earlier hearing. (LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS) Sir Paul McCartney has reportedly sent George Michael a letter telling him to keep his head up while he's in prison.

Pictures: McCartney at the White House
Pictures: Paul McCartney

According to British tabloid The Sun, the Beatles legend, 68, "empathized" with the Wham! star's plight  because of  the  10  days McCartney spent in prison in Tokyo in 1980 after being caught with marijuana.

Michael is two weeks into an eight-week sentence for drug-related driving offenses and, although he could be released this weekend, McCartney has written a two-page letter offering advice to the British pop singer.

Michael, who is serving time in Highpoint jail in Suffolk, is said to have read the letter over and over again after receiving it.

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