George Michael thanks fans who 'saved my life'

Wednesday September 5, 2012

Singing sensation George Michael was the picture of health at his gig in Vienna on Monday.

Struck down with pneuomonia ten months ago on the same spot, the fully-recovered popstar resumed his Symphonica tour in Austria, to the delight of thousands of fans.

In a generous gesture, the superstar donated 1,000 tickets to the medical staff, and paid further dedication to the doctors and nurses that "saved his life" during the gig.

He said: "I´d like to take the opportunity to say that there are a number of people without whom none of us would be here tonight. This is one of the greatest honours of my life, to sing to the men and women who saved my life."

The singer then sang a rendition of Nina Simone's Feeling Good at the request of a doctor.

Donning a purple suit and trademark sunglasses, George blew the crowd away with performances of Sting's Roxanne, Waiting For That Day and Father Figure, backed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.

Aside from his Olympic closing ceremony performance, UK fans will still have chance to see the singer in action on tour dates in London, Manchester and Cardiff.    

Image: © Getty

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