George Michael released from hospital

George is flying back to the UK for Christmas after spending five weeks in an Austrian hospital.

The 48-year-old had been recovering from the bout of pneumonia that forced him to cancel the remainder of his 'Symphonica' tour dates.

"He's feeling a lot better. He's doing so well, he's able to fly again", a member of staff at the hospital told Austrian newspaper Osterreich.

Christoph Zielinski, one of his doctors, said: "We know he's doing fine and we are generally optimistic."

Last week the former Wham star's boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz, tweeted the pop superstar would be flying back to England for Christmas.

"Christmas at home. I cannot stop smiling today, the best day ever. He is getting better and better. Nothing to worry about, happy days."

The tweet has since been removed but it was clear from his words that they're delighted to be able to enjoy the festivities back home in the UK.

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