George Michael Airlifted After Car Crash, Head Injury

Singer George Michael was airlifted to a hospital after sustaining a head injury yesterday.

George Michael was involved in a single-car accident in England Thursday at about 6:50 PM BST, and remains hospitalized following the car crash.

According to the BBC, the accident occurred at junction 6A, near St Albans, Hertfordshire on the M1.

The British broadcaster reports that George Michael was not driving at the time of the car crash, and that the 49-year-old star was a passenger in a Range Rover. It was not clear who was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash, nor was it reported what may have precipitated the accident.

After news of George Michael’s car crash began to circulate, a rep for the celeb confirmed that the star had simply sustained “superficial cuts” in the accident and is currently “fine.”

Connie Filippello, Michael’s rep, released a terse statement confirming the car crash and said:

“George Michael was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic accident yesterday evening. No third party was involved … We have no further comment at this time.”

The BBC also reports that local ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson commented on George Michael’s car crash, and explained of the accident:

“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.”

A local police spokesman also commented, saying:

“The exact circumstances of what happened are unclear at this time and until further investigations have been carried out it would be inappropriate for us to comment further.”

George Michael’s car crash this week was not the first time the 80s superstar was in the news for a Range Rover related incident — back in 2010, the singer suffered some legal setbacks after crashing a car and later facing charges for driving under the influence of cannabis.