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George Michael Hospitalized After Car Crash in UK

George Michael in 2011 (Photo by Neil Mockford/Getty Images)
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George Michael has been hospitalized for "superficial cuts and bruises" after a car accident in England on Thursday night.

The 49-year-old singer suffered minor injuries in a car crash Thursday night on the crowded M1 motorway near St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, according to E Online.

A statement issued Friday by Michael's spokesman Connie Filippello said he was a passenger in a Range Rover that was involved in a traffic accident. "No third party was involved," Fillippello said. "We have no further comment at this time." He indicated that Michael was "fine" apart from a few scrapes and bruises.

An ambulance spokesman told the BBC that a man in his 40s, presumably Michael, sustained a head injury and was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

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No arrests have been made but police will continue to investigate the crash.

Michael was given a five-year driving ban in 2010 after crashing his Range Rover into a photo store called Snappy Snaps. Since he was under the influence of cannabis, he was also given an eight-week sentence and a fine.

The "Faith" singer also had a near-death experience last year after a serious bout of pneumonia.

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