Singer George Michael's health is improving, doctors in Vienna have said, the AP reported.

The 48-year-old Michael was rushed to a Vienna, Austria hospital last week after falling ill with pneumonia, forcing the singer to postpone the remainder of his Symphonica UK tour.

Michael remains hospitalized and “needed intensive care because of the seriousness and spread of the infection,” Dr. Gottfried Locker and Dr. Christoph Zielinski said in a statement released on Wednesday.

Doctors have prescribed “absolute rest and restraint” for the Faith singer.

In an earlier report, boyfriend Fadi Fawaz denied reports that Michael's condition had worsened.

“George is doing well and is in good spirits. I have been seeing him each day and I can see he is getting stronger all the time. George is trying to stay upbeat,” Fawaz told UK paper the Daily Record.

“He is smiling through it all and everyone is just willing him to get better,” he added.

“A lot of what has been reported about George's condition isn't true,” the Australian-born celebrity hairdresser said. “His condition is getting better. It is bullshit some of the things which are being said.”

According to The Telegraph, Michael's father, Kyriacos Panayiotou, and sisters, Melanie and Yioda, have kept a bedside vigil for the star.