George Michael released from hospital

2011-12-22 14:05

Vienna - British singer George Michael was discharged from a Vienna hospital on Thursday after weeks of treatment for severe pneumonia, the Oesterreich newspaper reported.

The report on the paper's website said the 48-year-old former Wham! frontman walked to a waiting limousine that took him to the airport. It cited unidentified hospital staff.

Declined to comment

"He will be able to celebrate Christmas at home in London," it said.

A spokesperson for the Vienna General Hospital declined to comment on the report, referrring questions to Michael's public relations agency.

The Grammy award-winning singer found fame in the 1980s with Wham! before going on to pursue a successful solo career.

He has sold an estimated 100 million records and has a personal fortune estimated at $141 million.


  • steve.dupreez - 2011-12-22 16:43

    I do hope this is not HIV related - given his frequent visits to public toilets. And he did not go there to pee either.

  • Charmaine - 2011-12-30 15:15

    Great Musician, love his music God given talent.He should concentrate on getting his voice back so that He can start singing some meaningful GOSPEL

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