George Michael was dramatically rushed to hospital after he fell ill at his home, it emerged last night.
Paramedics arrived at 8am in two ambulances at his North London home, following a 999 call made by a friend.
They spent four hours there with the former Wham! star, 50, before leaving four hours later at around noon with George on board. He was then taken to hospital for further treatment.
Last night his agent refused to say what had caused his mystery collapse, or whether drugs were involved. She also declined to comment on whether the star was still in hospital
A statement said only: “George Michael was in hospital for routine tests.”
George, who nearly died of pneumonia in 2011 and has battled depression and drug addiction, fell ill at home in Highgate, North London, last Thursday.
An Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called just before 8am. We sent two ambulance crews and staff treated a man, who was taken to hospital.”
Worried fans took to Twitter last night after the news emerged. One, referring to the star’s history of illness, said: “Can George Michael please stop scaring me because I don’t like it.”