UPDATE: George Michael still in hospital after M1 crash near St Albans


Ambulance - Credit: Archant

POP singer George Michael remains in hospital after being injured in an accident on the M1 motorway near St Albans last Thursday, according to reports.

Ambulance crews from St Albans, Garston and Watford were called to the incident at junction 6A on the northbound carriageway at around 5.50pm.

It has been claimed the former Wham! star fell from the passenger seat of a moving car while trying to close the door properly.

The 49-year-old’s spokesman confirmed he was involved in an accident but said he had only sustained “superficial cuts and bruises”.

Due to the nature of the call Herts Air Ambulance was also dispatched to the scene and flew him to a specialist trauma centre in London.

Gary Sanderson, East of England Ambulance Service spokesman, said: “The man who we believe to be in his 40s sustained a head injury and following treatment, stabilisation and immobilisation by land and air ambulance crews, he was flown to hospital for further care.”

The accident shut the northbound carriageway for an hour and the southbound carriageway was closed for around 30 minutes to allow the air ambulance to land.

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A spokesman for Herts Police said: “The exact circumstances of what happened are unclear at this time and until further investigations have been carried out it would be inappropriate for us to comment further.”