Untitled digital photograph (1990)

Kandinsky “Spark Out”
By Dave Swallow
Crime Editor

Shamed singer Tony Kandinsky has admitted his arrest on suspicion of possessing drugs was “stupid – whatever – my own fault.”

The former Blue Rider star was taken into custody yesterday after being found out cold in his car in London’s West End. A Good Samaritan who phoned emergency services spotted the semi-conscious star, 41, slumped at the wheel of his Saab 900 convertible, outside the Commoners Club. Police and an ambulance raced to the scene.

After making sure he had no obvious injury, officers breath-tested and searched the millionaire star. Police allegedly found cocaine and heroin on his person and in the Saab. A breath test proved positive.

Flash Tony, whose smash eighties hits included The Colour (of Love) – was arrested on suspicion of possessing controlled substances and driving while unfit through alcohol.

One witness said, “Tony was spark out – he looked a right old state. He could hardly speak.” The ex-Blue Rider star was taken to London’s West End Central police station and kept in a cell overnight…

 The Mercury, 19th February 1999

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