George Michael was transported from his hotel in Vienna to Vienna AKH general hospital last night. The AKH is the largest hospital in Europe.
He is reportedly in intensive care as a result of heart problems believed to be caused by the shortage of oxygen caused by his pneumonia.
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.
A spokesman from his management would only confirm that his condition is “bad.”
UPDATE 11/27/11: George Michael’s partner, Fadi Fawaz, who is keeping a bedside vigil, said George is not going to die and is getting better by the day. “He is improving every day.”
Fadi spoke Sunday from Vienna, Austria.
“There is nothing to be concerned about. He is doing fine. We are very happy. He is doing extremely well and coming back from everything. We are very pleased. All I can say is he is really improving, everything is going right. He is doing very well.”