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George Michael well and resting after health scare

1 of 1 George Michael is back home after a stint in hospital following a health scare
George Michael is back home after a stint in hospital following a health scare

Singer George Michael has left hospital and is “well and resting” after he was admitted for treatment last Thursday.

Two ambulances responded to a 999 call made by a worried friend after the 50-year-old fell ill at his north London mansion and he was rushed to hospital.

Fans of the singer will recall that the former Wham! front man - whose real name is Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou - nearly died of pneumonia in 2011.

A spokeswoman for Michael said: “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.”

In May last year Michael was treated in hospital following a bizarre incident on the M1 motorway in Britain. He was airlifted to hospital with a head injury inflicted after he fell from his vehicle.

Just 18 months earlier he had been close to death after being struck down with pneumonia in Vienna.

Following his brush with pneumonia in late 2011, Michael made an emotional appearance outside his London home and said it had been “touch and go” whether he lived.

Here's George Michael talking to the media after his brush with pneumonia in 2011:
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