I find it hard to believe he fell out at 70 MPH. Wonder if the real measure is kilometers
He was giving head to the driver?
[quote]Oh, George Michael. When he drives a car, bad things happens and when he just sits in a car, bad things happen. Maybe he should just take the bus from now on.
I just wanted to say that when he takes the bus, bad things also happen. He wrote Careless Whispers when he was taking the bus. I know it's unpopular opinion, but I can't stand that song.
Besides that, I hope he is OK.
No one knows what kilometers are in the UK, R2. And if they were driving on the M1, it would have been MPH.
This guy is a fucking mess. Nobody (unless they're fucked up) is stupid enough to open a door while going 70 mph. Plus, he wasn't wearing shoes, which tell you how messed up he was.
I don't feel sorry for him anymore. So much for his pneumonia near-death experience changing him.
And even THAT didn't finish him off???
Never gonna dance again?
I just love the headline that The Sun used...
"Scrape Me Up Before You Go Slow"!!!
Hmmmm ..... was he really trying to fix a door that wasn't closed right when he fell out of that car ?
Where was Kenny Goss ???
[quote]. I know it's unpopular opinion, but I can't stand that song.
I'm with you on that awful song.
God he is such a fucking mess. Nonetheless, I think he is the best male pop singer of the last 30-40 years.
R10 They are not together anymore.
I think he's tremendous
The Dlisted article was incorrect about him being released from hospital. He's still there, condition unknown.
Oh George! Somehow I still feel sorry for him. I think he's a good guy, just messed up. Hope he comes to his senses.
I thought he's rich. Isn't he the one who's supposed to be pushing tricks out of speeding cars?
I don't think he's very strong as a singer or songwriter and he's even worse as a person.
Didn't he have song called Fastlove?
His singing/songwriting is the Van Gogh of music.
Unfortunately, he's also as much of a train wreck as Van Gogh was.
[quote]I don't think he's very strong as a singer or songwriter
Let me guess: You're favorite singers are Rihanna and Taylor Swift?
He leads such an exciting life.
We had a death vigil for him like three years ago? I think these must all be suicide attempts, frankly. Most people who fall out of a car at that speed would die.
Quite the contrary, r23. I hate both of them, maybe not Rihanna, as I like some of her records. I think George has a weak girly voice and his songs are sappy and don't rock hard enough.
"His singing/songwriting is the Van Gogh of music. "
MARY! His stuff belongs in a Sappy Songs of the 80s collection. He hasn't had a hit in over 20 years!
Lay down baby, lay down.
He really is a walking (or stumbling) "Just Say No to Drugs" PSA, isn't he?
And I say this as someone who thinks he's really talented, even if that talent hasn't been much in evidence recently.
r27 His last American hit was in 1996 actually but who in his age group has hits in North America? Madonna is the only exception and she had to strike a deal with Clear Channel just to get radio play.
It's quite impressive that Last Christimas is basically a hit again every Christmas and gets insane radio play, through his version and Taylor Swift's version.
And if you like Rihanna's songs, you're in no place to call anyone "mary"
He was able to hold it together for a long time if "mess" is his default condition.
It can't be as simple as being creatively spent, can it?
I wonder if George is still dating ex porn star Isaac Mazar?
He did a horrific/pointless cover of "True Faith" which I refuse to listen to. That recent song which he hilariously did live at the Olympics was awful and sounded like a Shamen song from 20 years ago.
He's kind of like a gay male Lucy Ricardo with all his pratfalls and inexplicable scenes
As it turns out, he was trying to moon a car in the next lane when his foot hit the door handle and it flew open.
I love George Michael. I will always love George Michael. The irony is that ever since his last car mishap, he is banned for life from ever driving a car, he has to have someone else drive and this is what happens. I hope to Christ he's OK.
someone know someone who works in that hospital - what's the prognosis?
This whole thing is CRAZY but I'm not surprised, he's been on a self destructive course for at least a decade..
is it true he's pos?
closed head injuries are very dangerous. I'm glad he's in hospital. I hope and pray he recovers fully.
Geez. Can someone tell us what actually happened? How the fuck does that happen? What happened to his bf, the Arabic guy (who seemed v nice) hairdresser?
Nice frau woman shielded him with her mini. Sweet.
He had what 8 1#s? During his 7 year Blitz.
Faith's performance and chart run was one of the biggest of the decade.
If anyone was a male Madonna it was George.
I like the woman who helped him. Love that the British press are having her pose in low-cut shirts on the hood of her car. I wouldn't have them any other way.
"He was giving head to the driver?"
That's what I was thinking. It's that or he was shooting a new video of a mix blend of his two hit songs "I Blew You While Mating" and "You Gotta Have Slate".
He's like Wile e Coyote, getting run over and beaten up by the Roadrunner and he just gets up and goes again. I expect him to come out of the hospital all flattened out with burnt whiskers and tire treads on him.
He's hotter looking now with the touch of gray and the goatee and short hair. How about some new material, George?
Actually I believe his story, or the story that was given out by his side. The door wasn't properly closed and he attempted to open and re-shut it, and because if the rate of speed he was pulled out of the car instead.
Either he was high and wasn't thinking practically, or he really thought he would be strong enough to pull the door shut in spite of the resistance. George, you gotta stop being stupid.
[quote]Actually I believe his story, or the story that was given out by his side.
Then you're very naïve. You must have forgotten that his people lied and said that he was treated and released for a few "cuts and bruises" and of course that turned out to be a huge lie, considering he's still in the hospital.
opening and closing your door on the M1 (that's FREEWAY to yanks) is really insane.
If I've told him once I've told him a million times, when doing blow in the car rest your head on the dash but NEVER lean up against the door.Not even I've fallen out of a moving vehicle!
Safety first fellow drug users!
He is such a fucking idiot.
He really is.
Could it have been a suicide attempt?
How many of y'all are crazy? George Michael had probably the best voice of any male contemporary singer of the last 25 years. Not for discussion.
Hate his songs, hate his addictions, hate his cocksucking or hate that he grows old and falls out of cars. Keep things in perspective.
He is a great talent with a superb voice.
Mr. Michael should not be transported by automobile, whether as a driver or passenger.
2010 - The 47-year-old singer's vehicle collided with the front of a branch of Snappy Snaps in the early hours of Sunday morning (4 July), reportedly after returning from the gay pride march in central London.
2006 - For the second time in a year British singer George Michael was found hunched over the steering wheel of his car Sunday morning as it idled at a traffic light.
2007 - The former Wham! star was taken into custody yesterday after being found slumped in his car at Hyde Park. In the boot of the car, thought to be a dark Range Rover, cops are also said to have found a cache of pornographic material including sex toys and masks.
R57, the relevance of the contents of his trunk in the 2007 completely escapes me. Fuck the cops for leaking those details.
[quote]the relevance of the contents of his trunk in the 2007 completely escapes me. Fuck the cops for leaking those details.
I agree. It's not as if he had explosives or drugs in the trunk. That info should never have come out.
So sad that George Michael could not kick his drug habit. Even after his near death illness last year or so.
He fell out of the car because he was drug crazed.
I doubt it was a suicide attempt, he'd want to leave a pretty corpse behind.
Are we there yet?
Speaking of Last Christmas, here is the sickeningly cheesy video...
That's one dude who absolutely loathes his homosexuality.
It's a dull year for George if he isn't airlifted to hospital by helicopter. Maybe we'll see another press conference of tremulous thanks to everyone who helped.
I hope so, because I like him a lot, and was moved when he got through that critical illness. Perhaps he'll be like Keith Richards and defy all fears that it just can't end well.
I love this comment on the linked site:
[quote] Why do I have to explain everything to everybody? He was giving head to the driver while on his knees in the passenger seat, unbuckled. When the driver climaxed, the individual who was sucking driver's cock (George Michael) lurched backwards and accidentally opened the car door with his buttocks and ended up in the roadway. Does the report say anything about a mouthful of jizz? I think it does....
I've been on You Tube watching him sing Don't Let the Sun (Son?) Go Down on Me.
Wheh, what a relief. I initially thought this was about George Michael Bluth (Michael cera) from Arrested Development.
He's really on the slippery slope huh? Jail, rest stop bathrooms, sex toys in the car trunk....sad.
He's a drug addict. He was probably having a 'bad trip' and was completely out of it when he jumped out. Range Rover says there's no way the accident could have occurred as his druggie friends claim it did. There's a high pitched beeping noise that goes off if the door is ajar. The noise is barely tolerable for a few seconds let alone the minutes of drive time it takes to get to and drive on a freeway.
This guy just spent half a million dollars on 2 months of rehab a few weeks ago. He has severe drug, mental, and emotional health issues. The fact that he's been hanging with a druggie crowd has not helped matters. Guessing that his porn star boyfriend/fuck-buddy is an enabler and addict himself. The last boyfriend, Kenny, was also an addict and enabler. He was in and out of rehab until the relationship finally collapsed. All the while, they were both lying about the relationship and keeping up appearances as addicts tend to do. If things don't change soon, he'll wind up dead in the next couple of years. Sad waste of talent.
[quote]This guy just spent half a million dollars on 2 months of rehab a few weeks ago.
I agree that George is a total, embarrassing mess.... but you can't argue with the voice. It is phenomenal.
Not only voice, but he used to write phenomenal music and lyrics. Too bad he is wasting his talent like that. Too bad that he is wasting his life like that, actually.
"Nice frau woman shielded him with her mini. Sweet"
She is far from "frau" you silly fag.
I think he's cute. Nice little tush, great touch of grey, love the goatee. Wish he'd clean up his act and record some new material.
Damn, could he give one of his 9 lives to someone who actually wants to live? He's like a cockroach.
Actually I feel bad for George, but it's ridiculous. Hope he can get it together and enjoy his money and what seems to be a loving boyfriend.
He's an embarrassment to gays, never liked his music either, or thought he was hot. He's lucky lots of other people felt differently.
He's a mental case.
His best friend just changed his twitter icon to solid black. Inner circle on lockdown. Not encouraging.
R79 I think one of his biggest problems is his "friends" that he hangs out with. Nothing but trash. However, he's a grown man and chooses to hang out with these idiots, so I don't really feel that sorry for him.
The Aussie PnPers he hangs with? ITA.
Did George Michael hurl HIMSELF from his Range Rover at 70mph on the M1?
* No explanation as to how the troubled singer managed to fall out of his chauffeur-driven Range Rover
* Land Rover says it is unlikely the accident could have taken place the way it was reported
* Current models are fitted with sensors to detect if a passenger is not wearing seat belt
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.
Maybe even George himself is struggling to come up with a rational explanation of how he came to fall out of his chauffeur-driven Range Rover as it hurtled up the M1 last week.
Certainly, his PR team aren’t shedding much light on what really happened. Nor have they explained why he has not yet been released from hospital more than seven days on, despite the fact, they say, he suffered only superficial ‘cuts and bumps’ to his head.
It’s hugely worrying for George’s family, friends and fans. His latest brush with mortality comes just 18 months after he came close to death several times as he fought a bout of acute pneumonia in a Vienna hospital.
Unsurprisingly, in the absence of hard facts, there has been conjecture that the full picture is yet to emerge about what actually happened on the M1. There is even speculation — fiercely denied by those close to him — that 49-year-old George may have thrown himself out of the car.
Now Land Rover, the maker of the luxury 4x4 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.
Most of what we know about the accident comes from alarming accounts of eyewitnesses.
On Thursday last week, George was a passenger in the car on the northbound M1, near St Albans, Hertfordshire, when he fell out on to the third lane of a four-lane stretch of carriageway at approximately 70mph.
He bounced several times as drivers swerved frantically to avoid him. Incredibly, no other cars hit him.
One driver, 23-year-old Katherine Fox, who skidded to a halt, found the singer covered in blood, his black-and-gold Adidas tracksuit ripped to sheds and his trademark designer sunglasses crushed under the wheels of passing vehicles.
Miss Fox, a nanny, says she was told by one of the two men who were travelling with the singer that George had fallen out when he opened the door because it had not been closed properly.
Another witness, Ben Quince, who swerved and just missed the former Wham! heart-throb, says he saw him suddenly open the back door on the driver’s side of the Range Rover and fall out. The singer, who is worth £105 million, was airlifted to hospital where yesterday he remained.
Police are still investigating the accident, which happened 18 miles from George’s home in Highgate, North London.
There are oddly conflicting versions of how seriously he was injured.
His celebrity hairdresser boyfriend Fadi Fawaz, 39, was quoted on the day after the accident as saying: ‘He is perfectly fine. Of course I was worried. But I have spoken to him and he is good. I have no idea what happened, I wasn’t there.’
Yet he is still under observation in hospital for those minor ‘cuts and bumps’.
It’s no wonder that friends are trying to contact him — the one clear thing is that the Careless Whisper singer is fantastically lucky to be alive.
But even before this latest incident, George’s state of mind was giving cause for concern. A month ago he reportedly left a rehab clinic in Australia, following eight weeks of intensive treatment.
He was said to have checked into the £27,000-a-week Sanctuary in Byron Bay, New South Wales, in February seeking treatment for ‘emotional anxiety and other issues’.
What those ‘other issues’ are is unclear, but the Sanctuary’s website states that it is ‘private drug and alcohol rehabilitation’ centre’ — even though its luxurious surroundings overlooking the ocean make it look like a top boutique hotel.
read somewhere (probably daily mail) he's out of the hospital and fine