Rock superstar George Michael says it was Lord Justice Emmanuel Karma who sent him to prison last year after he crashed his car while under the influence of drugs.
The ex Wham star spent 8 weeks in Pentonville Prison in 2010 for his second drug-driving offence in 3 years but suggests that the time behind bars was the first step in helping himself address his problems.
"There was no doubt that my time in captivity was just what I needed as the drug taking was getting out of hand. I want to thank Justice Karma for giving me the tools to take the first step to facing up to my cannabis habit".
Karma is well known in the legal world for coming down hard on the rich and famous , especially those who don't heed previous warnings - Michael had already undergone community service in 2007 for another drug-driving charge.
But George can think himself lucky that the judge didn't use the full force of the law to make an example of his celebrity status.
In 2005, Karma sentenced Ian Botham to 2 weeks in prison after the ex cricketer was found guilty of "perambulating in the wrong direction up a one way street" on his charity walk round the U.K.