George Michael Cancel Tours 2011 Due to Pneumonia. British pop singer George Michael, hospitalized at the Central Hospital of Vienna for pneumonia since Tuesday and must cancel all concert dates of his tour Symphonica – The Orchestral Tour, his doctors announced in a statement released Friday.
“George Michael caught a severe pneumonia. His condition stabilized and he responds to treatment. For now, we can not estimate the time until he can sing again, but it will not be able to ensure the rest of his tour,” announced the hospital’s doctor in Vienna in a statement.
Between November 26 and December 19th 2011, 14 performances of his tour in London, Cardiff, Birmingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Glasgow and Manchester were planned and are now canceled.
The British pop singer, aged 48, was up at the scene of a large hall in Vienna on Monday night, but had to cancel at the last concert. A concert scheduled this week in Strasbourg, eastern France, had also been postponed.
George Michael is admitted to the Central Hospital of Vienna since Nov. 22. His doctors are asking the singer a complete rest required for his recovery.
His health is slowly improving, said a statement posted on the website of the singer.
The singer, who heads the 1980s pop group Wham!, Took the stage at 45 times this year for her tour.
His manager are currently seeking a solution to the reprogramming of canceled concerts, we learn in a statement released Friday night on the website of the singer. Ticket holders should retain their tickets.
George Michael, who has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, has in recent years many troubles related to alcohol and drugs. The artist had spent a month in jail last year for driving under the influence of cannabis.