George Michael Recovered From Pneumonia, Flying Home For Christmas

George Michael kicks off his '25 Live' tour in San Diego, June 17, 2008 George Michael kicks off his '25 Live' tour in San Diego, June 17, 2008

Austria’s state broadcaster says British pop star George Michael has been released from a Vienna hospital and will be able to celebrate Christmas at home.

The 48-year-old was being treated for pneumonia. Broadcaster ORF says he was released Thursday morning from the AKH hospital and is catching a flight to London later in the day.

A woman answering the hospital phone said she could not comment due to confidentiality laws.

The former front man for the pop group “Wham” was hospitalized late last month after canceling a performance in the Austrian capital.

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