It’s been revealed that British singer George Michael was recently rushed to hospital by ambulance after he collapsed.
The Daily Mail reported that Michael had spent several day in hospital after a friend called emergency services from the star’s London home last week.
Paramedics spent four hours at the house before moving him to the hospital. He has since been discharged but it remains unclear what the nature of the emergency was.
Michael’s spokesperson said in a statement: “In response to newspaper reports today, 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.”
The openly gay 50-year-old has made headlines due to numerous personal crises in recent years. He’s struggled with drug abuse and ill health and faced claims that he tried to commit suicide in a bizarre incident last year when he fell or jumped out of a moving car on a British highway.
In 2010, Michael spent four weeks in prison on charges of cannabis possession and driving under the influence of drugs after he crashed his car into a London shop. He was also banned from driving for five years.
In 2011, he was forced to cancel a series of concerts after being hospitalised for severe pneumonia that, he said, could have been deadly.
Michael recently released Symphonica, an album of live performances of some his hits and classic covers backed by an orchestra.