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
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
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
“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.