George Michael injured in motorway car crash

Singer airlifted to hospital following motoring accident on M1

George Michael has been taken to hospital after being injured in a car crash, according to reports.

The BBC says that the singer was injured in a motoring accident on the M1 near St Albarns, Hertfordshire, and had to be airlifted to hospital after sustaining head injuries. Michael’s spokesperson Connie Filippello said that he had been a passenger in a Range Rover and that no other vehicles had been involved in the accident, which had left him with “superficial cuts”.

Filippello, who revealed that Michael was “fine”, said: “George Michael was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic accident yesterday evening. No third party was involved. We have no further comment at this time.”

However, ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “The man who we believe to be in his 40s sustained a head injury and following treatment, stabilisation and immobilisation by land and air ambulance crews, he was flown to hospital for further care.”

Meanwhile, a police spokesperson added: “The exact circumstances of what happened are unclear at this time and until further investigations have been carried out it would be inappropriate for us to comment further.”

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.