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George Michael 'improving steadily' in pneumonia battle

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Singer George Michael is on the mend after being hospitalised with severe pneumonia.

The 48-year-old was admitted to Vienna's AKH hospital last week, forcing him to postpone the remaining dates of his European tour.

Doctors treating the Careless Whisper star have since issued a statement to update fans on Michael's condition, saying that while he remains hospitalised, his health is "improving".

Professors Gottfried Locker and Christoph Zielinski said: "The latest development in Mr Michael's case, which has evolved from a severe pneumococcal infection, necessitated intensive care due to its severity and extension.

"We are happy to announce that Mr Michael is improving steadily with an impressive regression of pneumonic symptoms and follows a steady rate of improvement as hoped."

The doctors also confirmed that despite recent media speculation, the singer is not suffering from any other health issues.

Reports in the British press suggested that Michael had developed Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - a potentially lethal lung condition which stops oxygen getting into the blood.

"There are no other health issues with regards to the patient other than the underlying pneumonic disorder, and no further measures had to be taken," they said.

"Michael is receiving precisely the same treatment as any ordinary patient in Austria would receive at the hospital for this disease."

Michael's rep also told E! News that "George is getting better and better."

Best wishes for a speedy recovery, George!

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