"George Michael teve um acidente na madrugada desta sexta-feira, quando o automóvel que conduzia a alta velocidade chocou com um camião numa auto-estrada do sul de Inglaterra, diz o 20minutos.
A polícia revelou, este sábado, que o cantor foi detido por suspeita de condução sob efeito de álcool ou droga.
O britânico acabou por ser libertado depois de quatro horas de interrogatório.
O condutor do camião contou ao Daily Mail que George Michael «parecia estar completamente desorientado, como se não tivesse noção do que aconteceu», acrescentando que o cantor tentou subir à cabine do veículo.
«Não parava de dizer que tinha medo de ir preso», acrescentou. Recorde-se que o ex-líder dos Wham já foi condenado a dois anos sem licença por conduzir drogado. "
"The Careless Whisper singer's silver Land Rover was left mangled by the 1am crash with the seven-tonne truck on the A34 near Newbury, Berkshire.
Onlookers feared the star was dead as he sat in the wrecked vehicle for ten minutes, said The Sun.
The 46-year-old had only just got his licence back after a two-year ban for drug driving in 2007.
He was taken into custody by police and questioned on suspicion of driving while under the influence of drink or drugs and released around five hours later without charge.
The lorry driver, Laurie Rowe, told the Daily Mail: "He seemed completely disorientated, like he had no idea what was going on.
"He looked totally dazed and even tried to climb into the cab of my lorry. He kept saying he was worried he would go to jail."
Mr Rowe, from Scotland, said he saw the silver 4x4 weaving from one side of the road to the other in his rear view mirror seconds before the crash.
He said the impact was so great he feared the driver was dead.
"He hit me so hard that it knocked my rear axle two feet up in the air," he said.
"When I stopped the lorry and got out to see what had happened, I didn't think he would have survived."
In June 2007, Michael was banned for two years and sentenced to 100 hours' community service after he admitted driving under the influence of drugs.
He was found slumped at the wheel of his Mercedes with a cocktail of legal and illegal drugs in his system.
In May 2004, he wrote off his BMW on the A40 in Acton, west London, and crashed into railings."