George Michael. Photo Reuters
British singer George Michael is writing a new album
while he recovers from head injuries sustained during a car
accident last month, his spokeswoman says.
The 49-year-old former Wham! frontman has been recuperating
at home after nearly two weeks in hospital. British media
reported that Michael fell out of a car at speed on a busy
motorway outside London during rush hour on May 16.
"He's doing extremely well," Michael's spokeswoman said. "He
is writing a new album."
There was no release date for the new material.
The "Careless Whisper" singer has sold an estimated 100
million records over his career, but has hit the headlines
for his personal life more often then for his music recently.
The car accident was the latest incident in a string of
health scares and other mishaps.
Last year, Michael cancelled a tour of Australia due to
"major anxiety" brought on by a 2011 battle with severe
pneumonia in Vienna, where he was treated in intensive care
for a month.
In 1998 he was arrested in California for "engaging in a lewd
act" in a public toilet. He has also had a number of run-ins
with British police for possession of narcotics, and served
time in jail for driving under the influence of cannabis.