George Michael is ill with pneumonia and any other speculation regarding his illness is unfounded and untrue. He is receiving excellent medical care; he is responding to treatment and slowly improving.
To ensure his complete well-being, George Michael’s Doctors have advised that he cannot perform the rest of his Symphonica tour and that he instead takes a full and complete rest.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Zielinski, Chairman, Department of Medicine General Hospital - Medical University Vienna, Austria and Prof. Dr. Thomas Staudinger, Specialist in Internal Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine have stated the following:
"George Michael has severe community acquired pneumonia and is being treated as an inpatient. His condition has stabilised and he is responding to treatment. From the current point of view, the time until recovery cannot be estimated, but he will not be able to perform the rest of the tour. Besides medical treatment, complete rest and peace and quiet are mandatory."
As a result, all of the British dates of the Symphonica European tour will be postponed. George was very much looking forward to bringing his tour back home and performing for his loyal and dedicated UK fan base.
Discussions and preparations are currently under way in order to arrange the rescheduled dates and further announcements will be made at the earliest opportunity. In the meantime, Tickets Holders are asked to retain their tickets.
Please find below a list of all the affected tour dates:
Saturday 26 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena POSTPONED
Sunday 27 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena POSTPONED
Wednesday 30 Liverpool Echo Arena POSTPONED
Friday 2 Sheffield Motorpoint Arena POSTPONED
Saturday 3 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena POSTPONED
Tuesday 6 Glasgow SECC POSTPONED
Wednesday 7 Glasgow SECC POSTPONED
Friday 9 Birmingham LG Arena POSTPONED
Saturday 10 Birmingham LG Arena POSTPONED
Monday 12 Manchester MEN Arena POSTPONED
Tuesday 13 Manchester MEN Arena POSTPONED
Friday 16 London Earls Court POSTPONED
Saturday 17 London Earls Court POSTPONED
Monday 19 London Earls Court POSTPONED
The Symphonica tour was launched in Prague in August of this year and has received high praise from critics and fans across Europe. George Michael has performed 45 shows in 35 different cities.