George Michael is being treated for cuts and bruises following a rush-hour car crash on the M1 motorway, his publicist has said.

On Friday, a spokesman for the 49-year-old gay singer said: “George Michael was a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic accident on Thursday evening, no third party was involved.

“He is being treated for superficial cuts and bruises but is fine. We have no further comment at this time.”

Another man was flown by air ambulance to a specialist trauma centre in London.

Ambulance spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “A man who we believe to be in his 40s sustained a head injury and following treatment, stabilisation and immobilisation by land and air ambulance crews, he was flown to hospital for further care.”