In his first public comments since he was arrested for allegedly committing a lewd act in a public restroom, George Michael told CNN, "I won't even say it's the first time it's happened.

"I put myself in an extremely stupid and vulnerable position, especially because I'm in the privileged position that I am," the British pop singer said in an interview aired Friday night. "I've put myself in that position before."Michael, 34, was alone in the restroom at a Beverly Hills park Tuesday evening when an undercover officer saw him allegedly commit the unspecified act, police said.

He apologized to his fans, saying he not only embarrassed himself but them as well.

The singer was booked for investigation of misdemeanor lewd conduct and released after posting $500 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned on May 5.