George Michael has been hospitalized for pneumonia in Vienna but doctors say Â he’s improving. The 48-year-old British singer was diagnosed with the sickness this week and forced to cancel the rest of his European tour. Doctors treating Michael said his case put him in intensive care due to “severity and extension” but he is improving steadily with “anÂ impressive regression of pneumonic symptoms and follows a steady rate of improvement as hoped.”
We hope that’s doctor speak for – he’s feeling better and wil lbe back on his feet soon!
The doctors did go on to say that “complete rest … and quiet are mandatory” so we assume that means no more touring. Fortunately, there seem to be no other health issues other than pneumonia as some had originally speculated:Â “Michael is receiving precisely the same treatment as any ordinary patient in Austria would receive at the hospital for this disease.”
You think George Michael would have learned by now that if he goes into a public bathroom, the law is gonna follow. Not that it’s right, but come ON. This time, George didn’t get popped for trying to score some booty. No, this time George got popped with pot and crack. Apparently public toilets are nicer in the UK than in the US, ‘cuz they have bathroom attendants! The UK Sun says one of them tipped-off the law after George was seen “loitering in underground loos” in Londonâ€™s Hampstead Heath on Friday.
Underground loos? Maybe they aren’t as nice after all. I digress. Cops said: â€œWe can confirm that a 45-year-old man was arrested on September 19 on suspicion of possession of drugs in the Hampstead Heath area. He was taken to a north London police station where he received a caution for possession of class A and class C drugs.â€ “A caution” obviously has a different meaning in the UK than it does here. You MIGHT get “a caution” for running a stop sign here. Crazy Brits! I don’t even think Amy Winehouse has gotten “a caution”, although if she did, she’d roll it up and smoke it.
When officers arrived the the former Wham star was still in the toilet and police reportedly found him in possession of cannabis and crack cocaine. Damn. Big Brother does live. Snarkista’s not an endorser of drug use, but she is strongly in favor of privacy while in the toilet.
George has apologized to his fans. Hopefully he can kick his drug AND public potty habits.