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George Michael's recent medical problems

George Michael has suffered a number of medical problems in recent years. Credit: Reuters

George Michael has suffered a series of medical problems since 2011.

The singer, 50, has been out of the spotlight since last year, when he fell out of a car on the M1 motorway and was airlifted to hospital with a head injury.

In 2011 he suffered severe pneumonia which left him temporarily in a coma and meant he needed to undergo a tracheotomy in order to breathe.

He has also battled depression and drug addiction.

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George Michael 'rushed to hospital after collapse'

Singer George Michael has been rushed to hospital after "suffering a mystery collapse," the Sun newspaper reported.

It said the former Wham! star, 50, was taken to hospital in an ambulance from his home in north London.

Singer was passenger in car

George Michael 'fine' after car crash Credit: Max Nash/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Singer George Michael has received minor injuries in a car crash, his publicist said today.

The 49-year-old star is "fine" after a car he was a passenger in crashed on the M1 yesterday evening, Connie Filippello said in a statement.

East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) said a man in his 40s was flown to a specialist unit in London with head injuries after the crash at junction 6a in Hertfordshire where the motorway meets the M25.

"George Michael was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic accident yesterday evening, no third party was involved," Ms Filippello said.

"He is being treated for superficial cuts and bruises but is fine. We have no further comment at this time."

EEAST said the crash occurred on the northbound carriageway at 5.47pm yesterday and was attended by three ambulances and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance.

A spokesman 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."

George Michael - exclusive interview with ITV Central News

Pop star George Michael kicked off the first UK show of the second leg of his Symphonica - The Orchestral Tour.

The North London-born singer spoke exclusively to ITV Central News ahead of tonight's event.

It is George's first full UK show after recovering from pneumonia which forced him to cancel UK shows in November last year. Fore more on this story visit the ITV News Central website.


Stars pay tribute to London girl

George Michael among stars paying tribute to Natasha Anastasiades. Credit: Reuters

George Michael is among a host of celebrity stars who feature on a tribute album dedicated to a Londoner killed in a car accident.

Natasha Anastasiades, 22, died on March 6, 2005 when the car she was travelling as a passenger in careered off the road and hit a tree in Whetstone, Barnet.

The album, titled Natasha, will feature a number of songs recorded by the singer-songwriter and feature tracks from George Michael, Boy George and Yusuf Islam.

George's tweets

George Michael's new song inspired by near-death experience

George Michael is writing a song based on his battle with pneumonia

The 48-year-old star told his Twitter followers that White Light is for fans who prayed for his recovery.

The singer from Finchley was left fighting for his life after contracting the killer disease last year.

George Michael leaving hospital last year Credit: ITN

He announced last month 1,000 tickets for a rescheduled concert were being donated to medical staff in Vienna who looked after him.