George Michael was trying to close his car door when he fell from it at 70mph
GEORGE Michael was trying to shut the door on his car when he tell out of it. The singer was travelling at 70mph down the M1 when the accident occurred.
Well, so says Katherine Fox, 23, who was in a car behind Michael’s silver Range Rover.
“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.”
Fox tells the Sun that she used her Mini to shield Michael and dashed into the road to retrieve one of his trainers.
Was he hurt? His publicist, Connie Filippello, says the former Wham! star had been “treated for superficial cuts and bruises but is fine”. He’s no longer in hospital.
Wow, indeed. You’d more expect to read news of Michael dogging than of his being treated like an unwanted pet and tossed out on the hard shoulder.
“A lot of people were going on about suicide attempts but this wasn’t one. You couldn’t have done it if you had tried. I was starving so I baked three jacket potatoes and stuffed them down. They were big. I put cheese on, then tuna mayonnaise and I ate the lot.”
He went for a drive. He turned into a dead-end:
“There wasn’t room to turn round, so I came to a stop and put the car in reverse. But then I felt sick so I took off my seatbelt, opened the door and went to be sick. Instead of keeping my foot on the brake, it slipped on to the accelerator.”
His car crashed into a parked vehicle. He fell out.
“I got caught up between my driver’s door and a wall. The car was still going backwards and I was forced underneath. The car went over my stomach and pushed it up into my lungs, both lungs completely deflated, my diaphragm was ripped and my pelvis was smashed in seven places. I don’t remember the ambulance or hospital. I just remember waking up three weeks later in intensive care with tubes coming out of me.”
Michael should consider himself fortunate not to have been badly hurt.
NOTE: Agents of stars are advised against treating the fading talent like Christmas pets and tossing them from moving vehicles. The new Celebrity Silo in Brussels has plenty of room…
Photo: In 2010, George Michael sentenced to jail for driving under the influence and crashing into a shop in Hampstead.