George Michael taken to hospital after suffering ‘mystery collapse’
The report is the latest in a string of health scares for the star in recent years
George Michael was taken to hospital last week after he collapsed at home.
Two ambulances were called to the musician’s north London residence at 8am on Thursday morning (22 May) by a worried friend, the London Ambulance Service has confirmed.
He was discharged last weekend and is now "well and resting", his spokesperson said.
Witnesses claim the ambulance crews only left the house with the singer four hours after their arrival. They then took Michael to hospital for emergency treatment.
“We sent two ambulance crews and staff treated one patient, a man, who was then taken to hospital,” a spokesman for the ambulance service told The Mail.
Michael’s publicist told The Sun: “George Michael was in hospital for routine tests but there is nothing further to say.”
The report is the latest in a string of health scares for the star in recent years. In May 2013, Michael was airlifted to hospital with a head injury after he fell out of a moving car on the M1.
He was struck down with pneumonia 18 months earlier. Upon his recovery, he made a tearful statement to fans outside his home, telling press it had been “touch and go” as to whether he lived after doctors were forced to perform an emergency tracheotomy on him to keep him breathing.
In September 2010, Michael was handed an eight-week prison term, banned from driving for two years and sentenced to 100 hours of community service for crashing his Range Rover into a north London branch of Happy Snaps the previous July.
UPDATE: A spokesperson for Michael has since released a further statement.
"In response to newspaper reports… We can confirm George was admitted to hospital on May 22. He was discharged last weekend and is well and resting.
"He is very much looking forward to the release of his new single in July. Given the personal nature of this matter there will be no further comment."
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