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George Michael's condition "improving steadily", say doctors

George Michael's condition is "improving steadily", according to doctors treating the singer.

Michael, real name Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, was admitted to a hospital in Vienna last week after falling ill with "severe" pneumonia, later cancelling the rest of his scheduled tour.

However, the doctors treating the star - Professors Gottfried Locker and Christoph Zielinski - have confirmed that his condition is improving. They said:

"The latest development in Mr Michael's case, which has evolved from a severe pneumococcal infection, necessitated intensive care due to its severity and extension. We are happy to announce that Mr Michael is improving steadily with an impressive regression of pneumonic symptoms and follows a steady rate of improvement as hoped."

They also moved to reaffirm that there are no underlying health issues affecting Michael. They added:

"There are no other health issues with regards to the patient other than the underlying pneumonic disorder, and no further measures had to be taken. Mr Michael is receiving precisely the same treatment as any ordinary patient in Austria would receive at the hospital for this disease."

Check out George Michael speaking earlier this year about his career below: