George Michael has already postponed or canceled most of the remainder of his ‘Symphonica’ tour after falling ill in Vienna. Now sources close to the situation are telling reporters in Europe the singer’s condition has worsened.
The Vienna Times has reported that the 48 year old ‘Faith’ singer is in intensive care and has been issued a special bed to maintain proper blood flow and take pressure of the singer’s fluid-filled lungs, after he was admitted to the the 13th floor of the Vienna AKH general hospital on Monday “as a result of heart problems believed to be caused by the shortage of oxygen caused by his pneumonia,” according to the Vienna Times.
However, Vienna Times claims Michels is also suffering heart problems have been dismissed by Michael’s team.
“George has woken up and he’s in good spirits,” a source close to the singer told the Daily Mail. “Doctors are very pleased with him, and he’s making progress.”
“He’s been in terrible pain,” the Mail’s source continued. “He’s had a dreadful chest infection, but he’s been in good care. He’s in very capable hands”.
His website reports that “His condition has stabilized and he is responding to treatment,” however anonymous reports give a conflicting account.
“On Thursday afternoon he was fitted into a special full-body bed designed to keep all the pressure off his lungs and to help them to function,” the Vienna Times reports. A hospital insider reports that he is being treated by specialists around the clock.
Michael became successful in his early 20s as half of the famous pop duo Wham! Michael went on to a successful solo career. His first solo album, 1987’s “Faith,” sold 20 million copies.
The singer’s website reports discussions are under way about rescheduling the remaining dates on his tour.