George Michael narrowly escaped death last year after contracting a serious bout of pneumonia, but it seems he is well on his way to making a full recovery, judging by pictures of the singer enjoying his sunshine holiday this week.
Fadi Fawaz, George Michael’s boyfriend, posted a picture of them cuddled up on his Twitter page with the caption: “Isn’t he cute?!”
In the picture, George Michael is seen smiling widely while hugging Fadi Fawaz, who is also beaming with delight.
In another close-up shot of the pair, they are seen grinning from ear to ear as they don sunglasses to shield themselves from the bright sunshine.
George Michael is seen smiling widely while hugging Fadi Fawaz, who is also beaming with delight
While George Michael has not disclosed where he and Fadi Fawaz are holidaying, he did reveal they are still in the “southern hemisphere”.
And it seems the sunshine is doing wonders for George Michael’s recovery, as he has been keeping his followers updated with his progress on his Twitter page.
George Michael wrote earlier this week: “People, I’m excited….just finishing a ballad that I think is going to make you think my eighties self has been re-born hich I suppose it has in a way 🙂
“Even my tracheostomy scar is healing nicely in the sun, was looking a bit Bride of Chucky for a while.
“Spoke to doctors before I came away and they told me my recovery is way quicker than can usually be expected so I’m happy as Larry!”
George Michael recently revealed he is hoping to find time to play the 14 dates he originally shelved on his Symphonica tour last year after he was taken ill.
The singer said: “Realistically, I can’t see my vocal cords being ready till the summer.
“But then I have to think about people losing out if they are on their summer hols. So, September seems most likely.”
Pop star George Michael has been released from the Austrian hospital and is flying back to England today after almost five weeks.
George Michael, 48, has been receiving treatment for pneumonia at the AKH clinic in Vienna, Austria, for weeks. But after making a recovery from the illness he was discharged from the medical centre at 08:00 a.m. and was taken straight to the airport so he can be at home for Christmas.
AKH staff member told Austrian newspaper Osterreich: “He’s feeling a lot better. He’s doing so well, he’s able to fly again.”
Yesterday George Michael’s doctors revealed he was feeling much better and had responded well to treatment.
Christoph Zielinski – one of his doctors – said: “We know he’s doing fine and we are generally optimistic.”
Last week, George Michael’s boyfriend Fadi Fawaz tweeted the pop superstar would be flying back to England for Christmas.
Fadi Fawaz said: “Christmas at home. I cannot stop smiling today, the best day ever. He is getting better and better. Nothing to worry about, happy days.”
The tweet has since been removed.
Pop star George Michael has been released from the Austrian hospital and is flying back to England today after almost five weeks
George Michael had to cancel all the remaining shows on his “Symphonica Tour” when he fell ill in November.
In late November, a statement released by George Michael’s doctors revealed that the singer was “improving steadily”.
They made clear that the pop star will need a period of “complete rest” to recover from the illness but emphasized he had no further underlying health problems.
In a statement, 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.
“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 continued: “Mr. Michael is receiving precisely the same treatment as any ordinary patient in Austria would receive at the hospital for this disease.”
Doctors said “complete rest and peace and quiet are mandatory for his recovery”.
George Michael’s official website has urged fans to send well wishes to him via his Facebook page.
It also announced the re-release of George Michael’s festive single December Song (I Dream of Christmas).