George Michael out of hospital after collapse.May 30, 2014 -- 8:06pm
George Michael has reassured fans he is well and resting after returning home days after being rushed to hospital with a mystery illness. The 50-year-old singer insisted he was fine as he recovered at his north London mansion after being admitted to hospital for several days following a collapse on Thursday. His agent, who initially said he had gone in for routine tests but later admitted he was not discharged until the weekend, confirmed the star had now returned home.Scroll down for video Emergency: George Michael was rushed to hospital in an ambulance last Thursday after a friend called 999In a statement, he said: 'In response to newspaper reportswe can confirm George was admitted to hospital on May 22. 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.' However, the singers best friend and co-writer David Austin insisted the star was not ill and said he had even returned to work. More...One Direction storm grows as 11-year-old fans say: We want to try drugs too after 'joint' video scandalPregnant Katie Price puts her troubles behind her with retail therapy... as 'she buys herself a 100,000 white Bentley convertible'Has that whisky gone to your head, Kate? The Duchess of Cambridge pulls a funny face for a young fan at village feteSpeaking outside his home yesterday, he said concern about Michel's wellbeing was ridiculous.He said: He's not ill. He's been mixing his record over the weekend he's perfectly fine.We've been working down at Air Studios round the corner in Hampstead, that's where we do all the recordings. He's been mixing his demo tape over the weekend. A neighbour who did not wish to be named added: He's getting better. Earlier scare: Last May the singer was airlifted to hospital after he fell from the back seat of his car on the M1The London Ambulance service confirmed it was called to the singers house last Thursday. Paramedics reportedly spent four hours treating him at home before taking him to hospital.A spokesman said: We were called at just before 8am on 22 May to an address in Highgate.Silence: Representatives have confirmed Michael's hospitalisation but dismissed concerns about his healthWe sent two ambulance crews. We treated one patient at the scene. He was taken to a hospital. It is the latest in a string of health scares for Michael, who has also been arrested several times for drug possession. In 2011, he nearly died from pneumonia and last May he was airlifted to hospital after he fell from the back seat of his chauffeur-driven car on the M1.Michael whose real name is Georgios Kyriacos Panagiotou - has enjoyed a successful solo career since finding fame in the 1980s duo Wham!.In 2011, he spent almost a month fighting for his life in an Austrian hospital after a severe bout of pneumonia. He fell ill while preparing for a concert in Vienna, and needed a tracheotomy to keep him breathing when he slipped into a coma.Three years ago he was jailed for eight weeks for crashing a Range Rover into a shop in north London while under the influence of drugs.He was also disqualified from driving for five years, having served a two-year ban imposed in 2006 when he was convicted of driving while on drugs after being found slumped in his Mercedes.In 2008, the star was arrested in a public toilet near Hampstead heath for possession of Class A and Class C drugs. He was later cautioned by police.In 1998 he was arrested in Beverly Hills and charged with lewd conduct in a toilet.