George Michael lucky to be alive after horror crash

British singer George Michael. Photo / AP
British singer George Michael. Photo / AP

A witness says George Michael was lucky he didn't die during his recent car crash.

The British singer was airlifted to hospital with a head injury following a motorway accident in the UK last week.

Katherine Fox was driving behind the Range Rover the 49-year-old star was travelling in when she saw him fall out of the passenger door of the vehicle. She has recalled slamming on her brakes in a desperate attempt to avoid running him over.

"He was lucky he didn't die," she told British newspaper The Sun.

"There was a nasty cut on his forehead and the back of his head. There was blood all down his face and on his teeth. He was breathing and conscious but in shock," Fox said.

George apparently fell from the car into the third lane of the busy motorway. Many drivers had to hit their brakes to avoid running him over. Fox was terrified Michael was critically injured at first and initially had no idea who he was.

"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," she explained.

"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 on the road. I could hear the crunch as cars drove over them."

Fox says Michael didn't say anything and appeared to be in shock.

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

"The guy holding him was quite scared."

The singer was treated for cuts and bruises but isn't thought to have suffered any serious injuries. Police are looking into the accident.

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