Happy Birthday, George Michael!

Today would have been George Michael’s 54th birthday. It is also the 6-month anniversary of his death. George died on Christmas day, December 25, 2016, at his home.

Here is just a small sampling of those celebrating the life of George Michael and his music.

George Michael Is Well After Collapsing

George Michael is “well and resting,” according to his representative.

Two ambulances were called to George Michael’s house last Thursday after a 999 call from a friend.  Four hours later he went via an ambulance to the hospital for testing.

The Mirror is reporting the following statement from George Michael’s representative:

“In response to newspaper reports today we can confirm George was admitted to hospital on 22nd May. He was discharged last weekend and is well and resting.

“He is very much looking forward to the release of his new Single in July. Given the personal nature of this matter there will be no further comment.”


Lifelong friend David Austin said:  “It is just ridiculous what is happening. He is not ill, he has been mixing his record over the weekend, he is perfectly fine.

“We’ve been working down at Air Studios round the corner at Lyndhurst, Hampstead, we’ve been working there at the weekend, that’s where we do all the recordings.”

George Michael Collapses, Taken to Hospital

Two ambulances with paramedics were called to George Michael’s mansion last Thursday morning at 8 a.m. A friend had called 999.

The paramedics were at his home for four hours before leaving with George Michael at about noon.

His agent refused to say what caused the collapse or whether George Michael was still in the hospital, according to the Mirror.

A statement said only: “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.”

George Michael’s Heartfelt Thank You

George Michael took to his Twitter account today with a heartfelt thank you to his fans. George referred to himself as the “luckiest man on earth.”

There are no words that can describe how much I owe each and every one of you, so I shall not try. I sat in my sisters house yesterday and..

watched “Symphonica” for the only the second time. I tried to see and hear it as others do.And I saw the luckiest man on earth. So much love

given to one man.So many beautiful moments with family, friends,and all of you. I felt breathless for a moment.

And as the words and music faded one thought played over and over again in my head.If only I had known,way back then,i’d have been one….

seriously happy kid. I love you. All of you…George Michael x

George Michael, a “Good Friend,” Says Martin Kemp

Martin Kemp is interviewed for Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, which airs tomorrow at 9pm on ITV1.

In the interview, Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet tells how George Michael introduced him to his wife Shirlie Holliman while she was with Wham!, helped find the expert who saved Martin’s life, and landed him his key acting role in EastEnders.

In a clip on the show, Shirlie Kemp says: “Every time I used to see him, I’d think, ‘Oh my God, he’s so good looking!’

“I was at my friend George Michael’s house and he was saying, ‘You really ought to phone him’.

“He dialed the number and handed the phone to me and the rest is history.”

Martin says: “The first date Shirlie and I ever went on, George came as a chaperone.

“I spent the whole evening trying to lose him so me and Shirlie could sneak off somewhere and snog. I was completely obsessed with Shirlie.

“I’d seen her on Top of the Pops doing ‘Wham Rap’ wearing this white dress with a big slit up the side and I was in love with her.”

While Martin was shooting a television show, Shirlie found a lump on the back of Martin’s head. Martin had two tumors and the one inside his head was the size of a grapefruit and weighed 2kg.

Martin explains: “Shirlie went off with George Michael and they found this professor and he said to me, ‘They haven’t tried it before but there’s a machine in Barts Hospital called stereotactic radiation where they zap it from all different angles’.

“They’d only tried it on cancer patients and never on a benign tumor so they didn’t know if it was going to work.

“I went there and within 20 minutes of being zapped the thing started to die.

“So it was a lot of stress and a lot of worry, but I’d finally reached the end of it.”

Then in 1998 he was cast as Steve Owen in EastEnders.

Martin says that George Michael was up at the Square a few weeks before and said, “You should look at Martin Kemp, he’ll be good for this.”

Martin adds: “He’s a special person, George. He’s been a good friend to us for years.”

George Michael’s Belated Happy New Year Message

George Michael SymphonicaGeorge Michael has posted the following messages on Twitter and Facebook today. His last tweet was January 25, 2013.  It has been nearly a year since George Michael has posted on Twitter.

— George Michael (@GeorgeMichael) January 21, 2014




Happy 50th Birthday, George Michael!

George Michael is celebrating his 50th birthday today!

His spokesperson said, “He is fiercely private. He is having a quiet birthday with his friends and family.”

You can catch many articles and photos in celebration of George’s 50th birthday.  Here are just a few:

(I will be adding more articles throughout the day.)

George Michael Is “Extremely Well”

George Michael’s spokesperson said he is doing extremely well after his most recent car accident in May 2013 and is writing a new album.

Reuters has a short article on George Michael since his accident. Not much is said except for a quote from George Michael’s spokesperson:

“He’s doing extremely well,” Michael’s spokeswoman said. “He is writing a new album.”

The article also said that George Michael has been recuperating at home after nearly two weeks in hospital.

In addition, the article said there was no release date for the new material.

No Charges for George Michael After Accident

According to the Mirror, George Michael will not face any charges for falling out of a car onto the M1 near St Albans, Hertfordshire, on May 16, 2013.  He gave traffic police a statement after leaving the hospital last week, and the officers have now closed the case. His driver also gave police a statement along with another passenger.

George Michael also was not fine for failing to have his seatbelt fastened. It is an offense for drivers or passengers not  to wear a seatbelt where one is fitted.

A spokeswoman for the force told MailOnline:  ‘We’re not taking any further action against anybody in the vehicle.’

George Michael’s Accident and Range Rover Safety Features

The Daily Mail has a new article (May 24), which is reporting a few new points on George Michael’s accident:

As he recuperates in hospital this week, George Michael has, rather untypically, been avoiding the anxious calls of some of his oldest friends.

The singer’s mobile has gone largely unanswered and he has, so far at least, passed up the chance of using Twitter —  to which he was until recently addicted — to reassure his fans he is fine.

The article also says that George Michael still has not been released from the hospital after seven days in the hospital.

George Michael Accident Scene

Land Rover, the manufacturer of the car George was in, is weighing in on the accident:

Now Land Rover, the maker of the luxury 4×4 involved in the incident, has added to the intrigue by telling me it is highly  unlikely the accident could have taken place the way it was  reported.

Its intervention brings into question the apparent testimony of the driver and another passenger in the Range Rover who reported that the star accidentally fell out as he tried to open and shut a passenger door that had not been closed properly.

The company told me this week that all its modern Range Rovers, like the one George Michael was in, have a sophisticated warning system to tell the driver — and passengers — if any of the car doors are not fully closed.

As well as a warning light on the dashboard, a loud and high-pitched bleeping noise sounds continuously until the door is shut properly.

Having heard one in action myself this week, it is not something that would be possible to ignore for more than a few seconds. In which case, why did George not just secure the door before the car joined the motorway?

Land Rover also points out that current models have sensors that warn if a passenger is not wearing a seat belt. 

Other experts say the vehicle’s door, which is weighed down by heavy side-impact protection, equipment for electric windows and the mechanism for the central locking system, would require some effort to open from the inside at high speed.

It’s understandable then that engineers at the car company might be scratching their heads. A spokeswoman for the singer refused to comment on Land Rover’s explanations.

More Details on George Michael’s Accident Emerge

A few articles are giving possible details on George Michael’s accident last week.

The Mirror (May 24th) has quotes from a “pal” regarding rumors that George Michael may have intentionally thrown himself from the car:

“There is no mystery – he was just trying to shut the door. George has been perfectly happy and is in a great place. To insinuate that he threw himself out of the car is absurd.”

The source added that the star had been happily immersed in his music, explaining: “George has been writing a new album and is really pleased with what he’s done so far.

“It was an accident and he is the first person to put his hand up and say, ‘I’m sorry’. He deserves more sympathy.”

The Sun (May 23rd) has a quote from another eyewitness of George Michael’s accident:

Ben Quince was directly behind when the former Wham! star, 49, tumbled out as his Range Rover shot up the M1 at 70mph.

Ben, 37, said: “I suddenly saw the back door on the driver’s side open.

“A body appeared and went bounce, bounce, bounce. He was spinning as he came towards me.

“I had to swerve left. I could have killed him.

“In my mirror I saw trucks and cars swerving to avoid him.”

The article also stated:

George Michael suffered head injuries and remained in hospital last night. An aide said: “He’s progressing.”

Eyewitness Didn’t Know George Michael Was Injured Man

The BBC has a new interview with Katherine Fox, the eyewitness to George Michael’s accident last week.  In the interview, she talks about the crash as well as the fact that she didn’t know it was George Michael because there was “blood everywhere.”

She told the BBC:

“He had a deep cut above his left eyebrow which was really bleeding down his face into his teeth,” she said.

“Even if I had known who it was, I probably wouldn’t have recognised him.

“I spoke to him like he was a normal guy but he was totally shocked, I don’t think he was in any state to talk.”

She added: “You don’t expect to be sitting on the motorway with an A-list celebrity.

“If he was sat next to me in a restaurant I wouldn’t have recognised him, the whole celebrity thing just passes me by,

“I didn’t know it was George Michael until the Friday afternoon – I was so shocked.”

George Michael Accident Mystery

Fans worldwide are asking what happened the night George Michael fell out of a speeding car. Official word is that he is “fine” and “making good progress.” There are also conflicting reports about whether he has been released from the hospital.

The Mirror is reporting today:

Police were last night waiting to quiz George Michael in hospital to find out how he ­catapulted from a car at  70mph.

Officers are piecing together what happened in the seconds before the singer  crashed on to the M1.

Questions are being asked about whether the star, who has previously battled  drugs and depression, fell from his Range Rover or may have jumped of his own  accord.

Range Rover last night refused to be drawn on how easy it was to  ­“accidently” fall from its vehicle.

But respected Autocar Magazine columnist Colin Goodwin said it would be  “very, very difficult” to do so.

He said: “It has a huge side impact bar running through the middle, and  electronic motors and ­equipment for the windows and locking system, which  means it takes real effort to open it.”

After the star, 49, was airlifted to hospital with a head injury last Thursday, police sources confirmed the accident was still unexplained and “far from cut and dried”.

Investigators are concentrating on the testimony of two other men who were also in Michael’s vehicle – the driver and a fellow passenger.

George Michael Fell Out of Speeding Car, Eyewitness Says

Katherine Fox was one of the first on the scene of George Michael’s accident, according to The Sun.

Katherine said: “I saw blood everywhere and a man on the ground.

“I thought someone had run across the road and been hit.

“I asked what had gone on and was told he tried to open the car door and shut it again because it wasn’t shut properly and apparently fell out at 70mph.

“I was on the phone to the ambulance and said, ‘You’d better come quick. This doesn’t look good’.

“George was wearing a black and gold Adidas tracksuit that was ripped all down the arm and shoulder. He had no trainers on.

“I grabbed one from the second lane because cars were swerving to avoid it.

“His sunglasses were also in the road. I could hear the crunch as cars drove over them.”

“George didn’t say anything, he just seemed in shock.

“He was sitting down against a car and in the arms of his friend.

“The guy holding him was quite scared. He kept saying to George, ‘Are you all right mate?’

“I think George was lucky he didn’t die.

“If he’d landed in the second lane he would have been hit by a car without a doubt.

“He was in the middle of the M1. I could have run him over.”

The BBC is reporting:

His spokeswoman said: “Following the traffic accident on Thursday, we can confirm that he is still in hospital.

“We are keen to stress it’s purely as a precaution for observation.

“He did suffer a couple of bumps and bruises to the head and that’s why they are keeping him in – to keep an eye on him.

“He is doing better. He is making good progress and is looking forward to getting out.”

George Michael Is Fine After Traffic Accident

George Michael was injured in a car crash on the M1 motorway on Thursday night, according to the Mirror. He was a passenger in a car on the northbound carriageway when the incident occurred around 5:50 p.m.

The official George Michael site says:

George Michael was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic accident yesterday evening, no third party was involved.  He is being treated for superficial cuts and bruises but is fine.  We have no further comment at this time.

The Mirror is saying that another man in the car was flown by air ambulance to a specialist trauma center in London for treatment on a head injury.

TMZ is reporting a slightly different story:

A rep for the emergency response crew released a statement saying, “[George]  sustained a head injury and following treatment, stabilisation and  immobilization by land and air ambulance crews, he was flown to the hospital for  further care.”

George Michael’s Spokesperson Denies Rehab Claims

A new report says George Michael is denying rumors that he has been in a rehab center in Australia since February.

“George was in Australia, but it was a holiday. He goes there every year,” George Michael’s spokesperson said. “He was writing songs for his new album, but he is back in London now.”

The spokesperson also said that George Michael is in “great health.”

George Michael’s Recovery

A recent report is saying that George Michael may have had a two-month stay at a luxury private retreat, The Sanctuary, in February in Australia to deal with a slate of issues including emotional anxiety and a drug disorder.  He was rumored to be battling a dependency on Valium since undergoing a tracheotomy in 2011.

George cancelled his Australian tour in September 2012 and released a statement at that time, saying that he would receive overdue treatment for the trauma associated with his near-death experience in 2011.

George has been Twitter-silent since January 2013 with only a few comments in the last five months.

In March, he was spotted walking his dog in England.

George Michael Wishes a Belated Happy Christmas

George Michael has written on his Twitter account, after a two-month absence.  He addresses concerns about his health and wishes a belated happy Christmas to all his fans in his latest tweets.

Hey everyone! Belated HAPPY XMAS!!! sorry you haven’t heard from your favourite singing greek for so long!

Fadi tells me some of you have been worrying about me, but you needn’t worry, I’m doing great! Feeling so much better than I was….

Hope you’ve all had a lovely Xmas, mine is still going on, my house is full of my nearest and dearest, thank you for all your tweets…:)

Must get back to my party, bur looking forward to a great 2013, i promise it will be full of great new music, huge Xmas hug to you all! xxxx

We last heard from George when he cancelled his Australian tour back in September because of ”major anxiety” related to the pneumonia that nearly killed him last year.