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Doctors: George Michael Recovering Steadily From Pneumonia

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Singer George Michael has reportedly been hospitalized with pneumonia in Vienna. (AP)

George Michael is "improving steadily" after being hospitalized in Vienna with pneumonia and "nothing else," the doctors treating the British pop star said Wednesday.

Professors Gottfried Locker and Christoph Zielinski of the AKH Hospital said, "We are happy to announce that Mr. Michael is improving steadily with an impressive regression of pneumonic symptoms and follows a steady rate of improvement as hoped."

The doctors dismissed claims made in the Austrian and British media that Michael had the potentially lethal acute respiratory distress syndrome, or ARDS, which stops oxygen getting into the blood.

"There are no other health issues with regards to the patient other than the underlying pneumonic disorder, and no further measures had to be taken," Locker and Zielinski said.

A statement previously issued by Michael's publicist stressed that the star had pneumonia and any other speculation regarding his illness was "unfounded and untrue."

The 48 year old was believed to have fallen ill in his suite at Vienna's exclusive Imperial Hotel last week.

He was forced to postpone the remaining dates of his UK tour. His doctors said that "complete rest and peace and quiet are mandatory" when treating his condition.

It was not the first medical setback during the tour -- Michael's first in three years after previously announcing he was going to quit doing live shows. Just a month ago, the singer was forced to pull out of an appearance at London's Royal Albert Hall due to a viral infection and high temperature.

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