George Michael "Slowly Improving" From Pneumonia Bout

Celebrity News Nov. 29, 2011 AT 4:17PM
George Michael "Slowly Improving" From Pneumonia Bout Credit: Dave Hogan/Getty Images

Have some "Faith"; George Michael is on the mend!

The 48-year-old British singer was admitted to a hospital in Vienna on Nov. 21 for severe pneumonia, but a source close to the former Wham frontman tells ABC News Michael is "getting better and better." 

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Numerous reports -- including a Telegraph article stating Michael is "at death's door" -- claim the singer is suffering from much more serious health problems than pneumonia. British paper The Telegraph also reports that the Grammy winner's family and loved ones have flown in to be by his side at the hospital. 

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But his publicist tells ABC News that "any other speculation regarding his illness is unfounded and untrue. He is receiving excellent medical care. He is responding to treatment and slowly improving."

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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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