George Michael Airlifted With Injuries After Crash

ET OnlineMay 17, 2013
George Michael Airlifted With Injuries After Crash

British singer George Michael was airlifted to the hospital after being injured in a car crash Thursday night near London.

A statement released by the 49-year-old singer's publicist confirmed the accident and said Michael only suffered "superficial cuts and bruises." The publicist added that Michael was a passenger in a Range Rover and no other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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An ambulance spokesman told the BBC that Michael had sustained a head injury and, following initial treatment on the scene, was flown to a hospital for further care.

The former Wham! star has been involved in numerous car-related incidents in recent years. He was imprisoned for two months in 2010 after crashing his Range Rover into a photo shop in north London, then pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of drugs and possessing marijuana. He also received an earlier two-year driving ban for a separate drug-related incident.

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