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George Michael cancels concerts

Posted by creative On November - 25 - 2011

Singer George Michael had been admitted to hospital in the Austrian capital Vienna to be treated for pneumonia. Sources from the hospital have since then said that he is being treated for a serious heart problem, but his agents have denied this. It is reported that he was admitted to the Wiener Rudolfinerhaus private clinic where he was examined and as his condition was worsening was transferred to the intensive care unit of the AKH General Hospital.

He was in Vienna to perform for his Symphonica tour and was due to perform hours before he was taken to hospital. Gigs in the cities of Cardiff, Vienna and Strasburg have been called off due to his health problems. More shows from his Symphonica European tour which began in Prague in August might have to be cancelled as a result.

George Michael has been a heavy smoker for years and also has a history of drug abuse, both of which can result in the person developing pneumonia.

He rose to fame in the eighties when he performed as Wham with Andrew Ridgelely with songs like “Last Christmas”. His first solo single was Careless Whispers and his solo album “Faith” sold over 25 million copies worldwide.

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