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George Michael will be home for Christmas after battle with pneumonia

The Daily Gawk is reporting:

George Michael appeared outside his North London home Friday and acknowledged that he had nearly died during his monthlong battle with pneumonia.

“It was touch and go for a while,” said the singer, who appeared to have lost weight during his month in a hospital in Vienna. He fought back tears and seemed short of breath.

“They spent three weeks keeping me alive basically. I don’t want to take you through all of it because some of it I want to protect my family from and I’m sure I’ll get it all written down, but it was by far the worst month of my life.”

The solo star and former “Wham!” frontman said his staff had downplayed the severity of his illness to avoid alarming his fans. Continue reading...

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