May 22, 2017 | Updated at 05:31 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

George Michael 'Fighting fit' to Re-Start Tour

British singer George Michael has rescheduled dates of a tour he was forced to cancel when he fell ill with severe pneumonia last year and spent several weeks in a Vienna hospital.

By EnStarz Staff Writer, Reuters on Mar 20, 2012 11:08 AM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
WATCH RELATED VIDEO
George Michael
British singer George Michael performs during his European Orchestral tour on stage at Boxen Arena in Herning Denmark Monday evening, August 29, 2011. (Photo : REUTERS/ Henning Bagger/Scanpi)

(Reuters) - British singer George Michael has rescheduled dates of a tour he was forced to cancel when he fell ill with severe pneumonia last year and spent several weeks in a Vienna hospital.

"George Michael is back in good health and fighting fit after a battle with pneumonia," said a statement released on his behalf on Tuesday.

The 48-year-old former Wham! frontman will re-start his "Symphonica" tour on September 4 with a new concert in Vienna, where he will donate 1,000 tickets as a thank you to the medical staff who treated him.

"I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you first to the doctors and nurses who saved my life and took such great care of me and to all my fans, family and friends for their love and support," he said.

"I'm looking forward to seeing everyone."

Michael, who went on to pursue a successful solo career recording hits including "Careless Whisper", "Faith" and "I Want Your Sex", will also perform at the Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris on September 9.

He will perform the postponed concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on September 29, and organizers said original tickets to cancelled dates will still be valid.

Michael has sold an estimated 100 million records over his career and has a personal fortune valued at around 90 million pounds ($120 million).

But the Grammy Award-winning artist has a history of run-ins with the law, notably in 2010 when he spent four weeks in a British prison for driving under the influence of cannabis.

© 2017 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

BTS

Boy Band BTS Becomes First K-POP Band to Win a Billboard But Not Everyone Was Happy [VIDEO]

Korean pop band BTS made history Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards when they became the first K-pop group to win a Billboard, beating out U.S. pop favorites Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande and Shawn Mendes.

The Voice Song Spoilers

The Voice Season 12 Finale Song Spoilers Leak On Itunes

Ahead of tonight's finale performances, the song selections have leaked on Itunes.

2017 Billboard Music Awards

The Top 5 Most Memorable Moments From Last Night's 'Billboard Music Awards' (VIDEO)

Last night was the 'Billboard Music Awards.' People are still talking about everything that happened.

Katy Perry's New Single

Katy Perry's New Single 'Swish Swish' Appears to Dig At Feud With Taylor Swift (VIDEO)

Katy Perry has released a new single, and it has been druming up some controvery as it seems to be calling out Taylor Swift.

Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell In The Hours Leading Up To His Death: “It Was Clear That Something Wasn't Right” (VIDEO)

More details are coming out about rock legend, Chris Cornel's final hours.

Real Time Analytics