Recovered George Michael ready to tour

British singer George Michael attends a press conference at the Royal Opera House, central London, on May 11, 2011. The event was to announce his "Symphonica" European tour.

British singer George Michael attends a press conference at the Royal Opera House, central London, on May 11, 2011.

(CBS/AP) LONDON - British singer George Michael, felled by a near-fatal bout of pneumonia last year, is ready to hit the stage again.

Michael announced Tuesday that he will resume his Symphonica concert tour on Sept. 4, in Vienna, Austria, where he fell ill in November.

Pictures:George Michael

The 48-year-old singer-songwriter was in the middle of a European tour in November when he fell ill and was hospitalized for several weeks in Vienna. After returning to Britain for more treatment, Michael said his survival had been "touch and go" and he thanked the medical staff at the Vienna Hospital.

Michael is offering the staff another token of gratitude - 1,000 tickets to the Sept. 4 show.

The tour will take Michael, who rose to fame as one-half of the the pop duo Wham!, to the Netherlands, France, Scotland, Wales and several cities in England before winding up in Earl's Court in London in mid-October.

  • CBS News Staff

Comments