George Michael thanks hospital for life

2011-12-23 19:01
London - Singer George Michael says he's recovered from a life-threatening bout with pneumonia.

He said on Friday outside his London home that it was "touch and go" for a while and thanked the staff at an Austrian hospital for keeping him alive in the intensive care unit.

Michael looked weak and sounded short of breath in his brief meeting with reporters. He also looked as if he had lost weight.

He had been in the hospital since late in November. The singer says he woke up 10 days ago but did not provide further details.

Michael said he had "played down" his illness to avoid upsetting his fans. The illness forced Michael to cancel an extensive tour.


  • Denise - 2011-12-23 20:06

    I hope it was JUST pneumonia. I would hate it to be like Freddie Mercury JUST having a sore throat.

  • braamc - 2011-12-24 06:38

    Get better soon Michael, you are fabulous!

  • Kenny - 2011-12-24 07:41

    miky!miky!common miky! i still wanna hear ur voice man!

  • Sharkshoot - 2011-12-24 08:59

    Sounds like the dreaded slow puncture.

  • Fred - 2011-12-25 04:39

    Well at least he recognises that his good fortune is solely due to science and competent medical professionals. Not one of those irritating, cretinous and bile forming "thank the lord" for saving my life type sentiments. The magic man in the sky only helps Oscar winners and millionaire sportsmen.

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