George Michael’s friend has rubbished claims that the singer is in ill health, saying he is “perfectly fine” after being admitted to hospital last week.
It was previously confirmed by London Ambulance Service that paramedics had been called last Thursday to the singer’s home, where he was assessed and rushed to hospital in an ambulance.
However, music producer David Austin - longtime friend of George and recently billed as the exec producer of his latest album - insists the star has recovered from his brief spat of ill health, and is now busy working on his music.
David tells The Mirror, in response to rumours circulating that the singer was still unwell: “It is just ridiculous what is happening. He is not ill, he has been mixing his record over the weekend, he is perfectly fine.”
George’s spokesperson has also issued an official statement, saying: “In response to newspaper reports today we can confirm George was admitted to hospital on 22 May. 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.”
George’s much-awaited new material follows on from his chart success earlier this year, where he beat Kylie Minogue’s latest offering ‘Kiss Me Once’ to the top of the UK album chart with his live ‘Symphonica’ album.