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George Michael 'discharged from hospital and resting'

George Michael has been discharged from hospital and is resting at home, a spokesperson has confirmed.

George Michael who was taken to hospital by ambulance after falling ill. Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A statement read: "In response to newspaper reports today we can confirm George was admitted to hospital on 22nd May. 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."


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.

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.

George Michael to release new album Symphonica

George Michael has announced he will release a new album later this year.

George Michael's sixth solo album, Symphonica, on March 17. Credit: Michael Kappeler/DPA/Press Association Images

He will release his sixth solo album, Symphonica, which he began recording during his 2011-12 orchestral concert tour of the same name.

The studio album will include highlights from his back catalogue as well as covers of songs, such as Nina Simone's My Baby Just Cares For Me and Ewan MacColl's The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.

Symphonica will be released on March 17 and one track from the album, Praying For Time, will be available to download for free.


George Michael airlifted to hospital with head injuries

Singer George Michael has been airlifted to hospital for treatment to head injuries after a motorway accident.

The 49-year-old was a passenger when the incident occurred on the M1 in Hertforshire. East of England Ambulance Service said:

[He] sustained a head injury and following treatment, stabilisation and immobilisation by land and air ambulance crews, he was flown to hospital for further care

Only one vehicle was involved in the incident, according to the singer's spokeswoman.

George Michael injured after motorway crash

George Michael suffered minor injuries last night after he was involved in a rush-hour motorway crash on the M1, according to reports.

George Michael. Credit: Ryan Phillips/EMPICS Entertainment

The incident reportedly happened at 5.50pm yesterday and one man had to be flown by air ambulance to a special trauma centre in London.

The singer's representative told "George Michael was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic accident yesterday evening, no third party was involved.

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

George Michael celebrates recovery at Vienna gig

George Michael first returned to the stage at the Olympics closing ceremony. Credit: Tony Marshall/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Following his cameo at the Olympics closing ceremony, George Michael made a healthy return to the stage in Vienna last night after fighting for his life 10 months earlier.

The 49-year-old declared it was "great to be alive" as he resumed his postponed Symphonica tour in Austria, where he spent weeks in hospital battling pneumonia last November.

The singer donated 1,000 tickets to medical staff to thank them for saving his life.

Michael will now play in Paris and Amsterdam, before returning to the UK for gigs in Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and London.

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