New reports about singer George Michael who is hospitalized with pneumonia have surface the web. Some media websites claim that his condition has worsened overnight, while others suggest that he’s in fact responding well to treatment and improving. George Michael Tour has been canceled.
Vienna Times reports:
The hospital refused to say why the star was moved but it is believed it was decided that the singer’s condition was so acute that it would be better if he was moved to the AKH – the biggest in Europe and where many of the continent’s top medical experts are based because of the advanced facilities it offers for research as well as treatment.
The hospital has two skyscrapers, identified for navigating around the huge complex as the red tower and the green tower. He is currently in intensive care on the 13th floor of the red tower as a result of heart problems believed to be caused by the shortage of oxygen caused by his pneumonia.
On Thursday afternoon he was fitted into a special full-body bed designed to keep all the pressure off his lungs and to help them to function – so far without any sign of improvement.
Head doctor from the nearby Otto Wagner Hospital, Norbert Vetter, said that the reason a person with a lung problem was being treated in the cardiac unit probably lay in the fact that if there was a lung problem – and not enough oxygen being taken into the body – then that could affect the heart especially if the heart had already been damaged in some way. He added in the worst case the heart could cease to function.
CNN reports that George Michael Public Relations firm has Dismissed speculation about his illness:
A press release Friday from a public relations firm representing Michael dismissed “speculation regarding his illness (as) unfounded and untrue.”
“He is receiving excellent medical care,” the statement said of the former Wham stand-out. “He is responding to treatment and slowly improving.”
The press release quoted two of Michael’s doctors — Christoph Zielinski and Thomas Staudinger, both at the Medical University of Vienna — as saying Michael “has severe community acquired pneumonia and is being treated as an inpatient.”
“From the current point of view, the time until recovery cannot be estimated,” the doctors said. “But he will not be able to perform the rest of the tour. Besides medical treatment, complete rest and peace and quiet are mandatory.”
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