George Michael Released from Hospital, "Doing Well"

Celebrity News Dec. 22, 2011 AT 11:52AM
George Michael Released from Hospital, "Doing Well" Credit: Tony Barson/WireImage.com

Happy holidays indeed!

George Michael was released from the hospital in Vienna, Austria Thursday morning. The 48-year-old had been receiving treatment for pneumonia.

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"He's feeling a lot better," a hospital staff member told Austrian newspaper Osterreich, as excerpted by the Daily Mail. "He's doing so well, he's able to fly again."

Last month, numerous reports -- including a Telegraph article stating the "Faith" singer was "at death's door" -- claimed Michael was suffering from much more serious than pneumonia.

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His publicist told ABC News, however, that any "speculation regarding his illness is unfounded and untrue."

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The musician has sought treatment several times in the past for failing health and substance abuse problems. In Aug. 2010, he checked into a "detox program" after getting arrested for a previous DUI incident. He returned to rehab in Oct. 2010 after spending four weeks in jail in connection with his previous crash while driving under the influence.

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