george michael arrested 2 George Michael hospitalized with pneumoniaBritish singer George Michael has been hospitalized in Vienna, Austria. According to Austria’s state broadcaster, Michael was checked in to a hospital with pneumonia symptoms.

Michael had canceled a planned Monday (Nov. 21) concert two hours before it was set to begin, reports Access Hollywood. Organizers at the time said the singer was suffering from an inflammation of the respiratory system.

“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,” reads a statement on the former Wham! frontman’s official website.

Michael, 48, has battled drug addiction in the past, but had recently mounted a comeback tour.

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