Singer George Michael has criticized a Christian group that said he deserved to die because he is gay.

Michael returned to his London home on Friday, December 23 after being released from a Vienna hospital.

In comments to the press outside his home in north London, Michael thanked his doctors and fans for helping him through a “touch and go” bout with pneumonia, which he described as “by far the worst month of my life, but I'm incredibly, incredibly fortunate to be here.”

Not wishing him a quick recovery, however, was the group Christians For A Moral America, which claimed the Faith singer could be suffering from AIDS and said he deserved to die because he's openly gay.

Michael condemned the group in tweets to his more than 325,000 followers.

“Now don't get me wrong, I know for a fact that many devout Christians, such as the ones I work, rest and play with on a daily basis, are truly wonderful, kind hearted men and women who take the best parts of that religion and live admirable, generous and loving lives.”

“But in my opinion, and I think made evident by those who prayed for my death, there are others who use their twisted interpretations of ancient scriptures as a pathetic excuse to be … wait for it, wait for it …!”

“Totally fucked up cocksucking bastards. And not in a good way … !”

“Oh my GOD that felt good …,” he added.

Michael was rushed to hospital on November 20, forcing the singer to postpone the remainder of his Symphonica European tour.