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George Michael reschedules shows canceled during pneumonia scare

March 20, 2012 | 11:51 am

George Michael reschedules shows

George Michael is healthy enough to think about going back on tour, rescheduling the Symphonica concert dates he had to cancel when he was hospitalized with pneumonia at the end of last year and adding a couple of shows for good measure.

Michael revealed in December that he'd been near death for several weeks after falling ill in November, and on Tuesday he once again expressed his gratitude.

"I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you first to the doctors and nurses who saved my life and took such great care of me and to all my fans, family and friends for their love and support," the singer said on his official website. "I'm looking forward to seeing everyone."

Michael was so thankful, as a matter of fact, that he donated 1,000 tickets to the medical staff at AKH Hospital for the Sept. 4 kickoff show -- an addition to the tour -- in Vienna, Austria.

He'll also hit dates in the Netherlands and France before returning to Britain for shows in Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Sheffield, Newcastle, Cardiff and Liverpool, ending with three nights in London in October. See the tour specifics here.


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Photo: George Michael at the BRIT Awards 2012 in London on Feb. 21. Credit: Leon Neal / AFP/Getty Images