UK star reveals new dates after illness forced him to cancel 2011 tour
pritham bhatia
16:51 20th March 2012

George Michael has annouinced rescheduled dates for his tour which was cancelled last year due to ill health.

The 'Symphonica' tour will take place from the 4th September 2012, and will kick off in Vienna. This is a newly added date in the same city where George was being treated in hospital.

Michael has donated 1,000 tickets to the medical staff who treated the star for his illness.

The 48-year-old British singer will also play a series of dates across the UK, including a headline stint at London's Royal Albert Hall.

The star was forced to postpone his tour after contracting pneumonia last year, however he now confirms that he has recovered. George says: "I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you first to the doctors and nurses who saved my life and took such great care of me, and to all my fans, family and friends for their love and support."

Concert promotors have promised that original tickets purchased for any of the previously cancelled tour dates will be held valid for the rescheduled gigs.

George postponed his 'Symphonica' tour when he was taken ill with pneumonia in November, just hours before he was due to perform in the Austrian capital of Vienna. The singer had already completed 46 of his original 65 tour dates, which sees him perform his greatest solo and Wham! hits with a full orchestra.

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