George Michael is being treated in hospital after falling out of a moving car on a motorway.

The 'Careless Whisper' hitmaker is currently under observation in a London facility following his accident last week - which saw him tumble out of a vehicle driving at 70mph on the M1 motorway in Hertfordshire, England - but it is hoped the singer will be discharged soon.

A spokesperson confirmed: ''Following the traffic accident on Thursday (16.05.13), we can confirm that he is still in hospital. We are keen to stress it's purely as a precaution for observation.

''He did suffer a couple of bumps and bruises to the head and that's why they are keeping him in - to keep an eye on him. He is doing better. He is making good progress and is looking forward to getting out.''

George, 49, sustained head injuries when he failed to close the door of a silver Range Rover properly while the car was driving past junction 6A, near St Albans, and an eye witness has revealed how the former Wham! star was close to being hit before friends pulled him onto the hard shoulder.

Katherine Fox, 23, revealed: ''I think George was lucky he didn't die. If he'd landed in the second lane he would have been hit by a car without a doubt.

''He was in the middle of the M1. I could have run him over.''