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    George Michael Hospitalized With Minor Injuries After Car Accident

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    George Michael had a bit of a fright but it looks like he's going to be OK.

    The 49-year-old entertainer suffered minor injuries in a car crash Thursday night on the crowded M1 motorway near St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England.

    A statement issued Friday by Michael's rep said the careless whisperer was a passenger in a Range Rover that was involved in a traffic accident and was hospitalized for "superficial cuts and bruises" but was "fine."

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    "No third party was involved," a spokesman for Michael said. "We have no further comment at this time."

    The BBC quoted an ambulance spokesman as saying a man in his '40s had suffered a head injury and had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital for further care.

    Sky News, on the other hand, reported that the person who was airlifted was another man riding in the vehicle.

    As the exact circumstances of the smashup are unclear, police are investigating.

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    The "Faith" singer is all too familiar with automotive mishaps, having spent a month in jail in 2010 for wrecking his car while under the influence of drugs and possessing cannabis.

    The following year, Michael nearly died after a life-threatening battle with pneumonia, but thankfully made a full recovery.

    —Reporting by Lindsay Good

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