UPDATE (12/2/11 7:20 AM) - Doctors treating the 48-year-old music star say that his condition is “improving steadily with an impressive regression of pneumonic symptoms” and also confirmed that he is “not suffering from any other health issues.” While one blog has interpreted this comment to mean that Michael’s pneumonia is not HIV-related, the doctors’ quote itself is not nearly so explicit.
UPDATE (11/29/11 9:16AM) - Even though George Michael’s severe pneumonia is reportedly improving, his 75-year-old father Kyriacos Panayiotou, sisters Melanie (49) and Yioda (53) and Michael’s former boyfriend Kenny Goss have all gone to his bedside for a vigil. Doctors say they don’t know how long it will take him to recover, but that he needs rest and quiet—does that mean he won’t receive our singing telegram? Darn. She was gonna tap dance to “Faith.”
On Monday, British singer George Michael checked into an Austrian hospital for pneumonia. Soon after he cancelled the remaining dates on his world tour. Now he’s in an intensive care unit with doctors worrying that his lack of oxygen may stop his heart; and even Michael’s management has called his condition “bad.” Let’s hope for a speedy recovery for the pop icon.