George Michael released from hospital following car accident
The singer reportedly fell from his vehicle on the M1 while trying to close the car door
The pop singer had to be airlifted to hospital two weeks ago after apparently falling from his car on the M1 motorway. An eyewitness said that Michael had fallen from his vehicle after trying to close the car door while the vehicle was in motion. A statement posted on the singer's website at GeorgeMichael.com yesterday (May 28) reads:
We can confirm that George Michael has been discharged from hospital and continues to rest and recuperate. He is well and thanks everyone for all the messages of support.
George Michael lay bleeding in the road following his accident, an eyewitness claims. Katherine Fox said she helped nurse the singer before the arrival of the emergency services after the Range Rover in which he was a passenger was involved in the incident near junction 6A of the M1 in Hertfordshire on May 16.
She told BBC News: "I was driving in the third lane of the motorway and had to slam my brakes on and go between the third and fourth lane. At that point I looked back and saw a body lying in the road so I stopped my car because no-one except the car behind me had stopped."
She also said the singer was already being comforted by another man, who she believed had been in the car with him and although there was "blood everywhere", Michael was conscious. "He had a deep cut above his left eyebrow which was really bleeding down his face into his teeth," she added. "I spoke to him like he was a normal guy but he was totally shocked, I don't think he was in any state to talk."
In 2010, Michael was jailed for eight weeks over driving and drug offences after he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and driving under the influence of cannabis in August of that year. He was also given a five-year driving ban, and received a fine of £1,250. It was reported last month that he had spent two months in an Australian rehab clinic, after the 'Faith' singer checked into the £27,000-a-week centre's luxurious Sanctuary for a two-month stay in February to be treated for emotional anxiety and other issues.