George Michael rushed to hospital after collapse

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Singer George Michael was rushed to hospital last week after collapsing at home in north London, according to reports.

Last night his agent refused to say what had caused his collapse. She also declined to comment on whether the star was still in hospital.

A statement simply said: “George Michael was in hospital for routine tests.”

The Sun reports two ambulances arrived at his north London home in Highgate at 8am last Thursday.

An Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called just before 8am. We sent two ambulance crews and staff treated a man, who was taken to hospital.”

In March, the 50-year-old Wham! star announced he was no longer using cannabis.

Michael received an eight-week prison sentence in 2010 after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of drugs, following an incident where he crashed his car into a photo shop in London.

A year later Michael suffered from life-threatening pneumonia while on tour in Austria in November 2011.

The gay singer had another brush with death last year, after he fell of out his car while travelling on the M1 and was airlifted to hospital with a head injury.