George Michael Hospitalized In Vienna, Cancels Shows Due to Pneumonia

George Michael Hospital – George Michael has been admitted to a hospital in Vienna. He’s been diagnosed with pneumonia and he is currently receiving treatment, according to his publicist Connie Filippello

Michael, whose chart-topping hits as a solo artist include “Faith” and “Careless Whisper,” also announced that an earlier cancellation, an October 26 concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall, would be rescheduled for May 2, 2012.

“With great regret, George Michael has been forced to postpone his November 26 and 27 shows in Cardiff, Wales, due to his ongoing illness.

“George was recently forced to postpone tour dates in Vienna and Strasbourg under doctor’s orders after being diagnosed with pneumonia. He is currently receiving treatment,” a statement read.

The 48-year-old former Wham! frontman called off a planned gig in Vienna on Monday and another in Strasbourg on Wednesday, and now his Cardiff dates have been put on hold. The singer canceled his planned Vienna concert on Monday two hours before it was due to start, according to The Associated Press.

George, whose real name is Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotos, had upcoming concert dates in Vienna, Strasbourg, France, and Cardiff, Wales. All of the shows have been postponed.

Having garnered seven number one singles in the UK and eight number one Billboard hits, including 1987’s “Faith” and his 1991 duet with Elton John of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” Michael was announced in October as one of the final nominees for the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. He has sold over 100 million records worldwide.