Singer George Michael is back home in
London after being released from a Vienna hospital on Thursday.
Speaking outside his home in north
London, Michael thanked his doctors and fans for helping him through
a “touch and go” bout with pneumonia.
Looking weak, the Faith singer
said that “it was by far the worst month of my life, but I'm
incredibly, incredibly fortunate to be here.”
“I had streptococcal-something
pneumonia,” he said with a laugh. “I spent ten days since I woke
up thanking people for keeping me alive in the ICU.”
Michael was rushed to hospital on
November 20, forcing the singer to postpone the remainder of his
Symphonica European tour.
Early reports suggested Michael's
condition was very severe and would require months' worth of
“I'm very weak but I feel amazing,”
the AP reported Michael as saying.
Michael announced his new symphony
orchestra-backed tour in May during a press conference at London's
Royal Opera House. He also said he would be recording a new album
during breaks on the tour.