British pop singer Brian Harvey is in critical condition in an east London hospital after he was crushed under the wheels of his own car early this morning (31MAY05).

The former EAST 17 star, 30, is currently receiving treatment for multiple fractures and abdominal injuries in Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone - a few miles away from his Walthamstow home.

A SCOTLAND YARD (London police headquarters) spokesman says, "The circumstances of the collision are being investigated but at this early stage we believe the man may have fallen from the driver's side of the Mercedes convertible while reversing from an access road into the street.

"He was alone in the car at the time and no other driver was involved."

Harvey, who is suffering from clinical depression, was rushed to hospital earlier this month (22MAY05) after he collapsed at his home following an alleged overdose of sleeping tablets.

The previous month (APR05) he was treated in a rehabilitation clinic for depression, but denied press reports he had attempted suicide.

His spokesman called last week's incident "a cry of help".

Harvey recently split from long-term lover, model EMMA B.

31/05/2005 21:13