George Michael spent Christmas in his hometown of London after falling sick with pneumonia while on tour in Europe. Michael was hospitalized for a month, and the illness was so severe that he was even put into intensive care.
It was a Christmas miracle that he was able to spend the holiday with his family. Greeting his fans from outside his home, the Wham singer said, “I am very weak, but I feel amazing. It was by far the worst month of my life, but I’m incredibly fortunate to be here.”
He then raved about his family, friends and fans who gave him the strength to keep going.
“My family, the thought of all the people I still had to play to, the fact that I’ve been so lucky and the fact that I still have plenty to live for. I’ve had an amazing, amazing life, and if I wasn’t spiritual enough before the last four to five weeks, then I am now. I sent the last ten days since I woke up thanking people for saving my life, which is something I’ve never had to do before.”