George Michael Rushed to Hospital Following Collapse
The UK's Daily Mirror reports that George Michael was rushed to the hospital following a collapse at his North London mansion.
According to the report, Paramedics arrived on the scene at 8am London time following a 999 call made by a concerned friend. After four hours, it was determined that the 50-year-old should be taken to the hospital by ambulance for further treatment.
As of last night, the Wham! star's agent had not revealed the cause of the collapse or whether drugs were involved. She also declined to comment on whether the singer remained in the hospital. A statement released only revealed: "George Michael was in hospital for routine tests."
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."
Michael, who nearly died of pneumonia in 2011, has faced both depression and drug addiction in recent years.
As one of the world's best-selling music artists, Michael has sold more than 100 million records worldwide as of 2010. His 1987 debut solo album,Faith, has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and made several records and achievements in the United States. He has garnered seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US. In 2008, Billboard magazine ranked Michael the 40th most successful artist on the Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists list.
Michael has won numerous music awards throughout his 30-year career, including three Brit Awards-winning Best British Male twice, four MTV Video Music Awards, four Ivor Novello Awards, three American Music Awards, and two Grammy Awards from eight nominations.