George Michael In Hospital Following Mysterious “Collapse” In London

GeorgeMichael_1549363aGay icon George Michael, who released his seventh solo studio album Symphonica in March, was rushed to the hospital this morning after collapsing in his north London home.

Though the cause of the collapse and his current condition is unknown, several major papers in the U.K. are reporting the event as a “health scare.” According to the Daily Mail, two ambulances were called to Michael’s home around 8 a.m., and it took roughly four hours for crews to emerge with the 50-year-old singer to deliver him to the hospital.

“We sent two ambulance crews and staff treated one patient, a man, who was then taken to hospital,” a spokesman for the ambulance service told the Daily Mail. Michael’s publicist told The Sun that he was in the hospital for “routine tests” and that there was “nothing further to say.”

Michael reportedly stopped regularly using cannabis last year, revealing that he used to smoke “25 joints per day.” That’s not to suggest he’s “back on weed” or “overdosing on weed” (lulz), but the singer’s relationship with drugs is cause for speculation at The Sun, The Daily Mail, and the Independent.

Each remind us of the singer’s brush with death in 2013, when he fell out of a moving car on the highway, and his 2011 pneumonia health scare, for which he spent 18 months in recovery.

Our best wishes to George for a speedy recovery!

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  • Sweet Boy


  • Billy Budd

    I always thought it was impossible to OD on marijuana. It must have been something else.

  • Polyboy

    Maybe GHB or ketamine?

  • Mike

    get help for fuck’s sake

  • hotboyvb81

    4 hours on site seems a waste or excessive- I hope ambulance service wasn’t needed by others- I always thought the purpose of an ambulance was to get the person immediately under care/observation and to a hospital as quick as possible- not treat someone at home for 4 hours. I hope George is OK all the same!!!!!

  • Stache99

    Wow. I guess to an addict everything can and will eventually be abused. I just can’t imagine smoking 25 joints per day. You’re literally high more then your sober.

    I’m a former addict myself so I’m always wary of any possible substance abuse.

  • Stache99

    @hotboyvb81: It’s the privilege of being a rich celebrity I suppose.

  • dvlaries

    I wish my favorite 80s stars would stop reminding me how old I’m getting. He looks like somebody’s chemistry professor now.

  • jonjct

    I LOVE George Michael, and I am thinking its time to face the truth and announce you are positive George. It’s okay, we get it anyway. XO.

  • seaguy

    You’d think that someone smoking 25 joints a day would either be sleeping all the time or fat from getting the pot munchies. wonder if he od’d while having some “breakfast”?

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