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George Michael - EXCLUSIVE interview with ITV Central News

It's the interview George Michael fans in the Midlands have been waiting for!

The singer, who kicked off the first UK show of the second leg of his Symphonica - The Orchestral Tour, spoke EXCLUSIVELY to ITV Central News ahead of tonight's event.

It is George's first full UK show after recovering from pneumonia which forced him to cancel UK shows in November last year.

New dates for 'fighting fit' George Michael

George Michael set to return to Birmingham for a rescheduled concert Credit: PA

George Michael will return to the stage later this year following his battle for life with pneumonia, with a concert in Birmingham among those scheduled on his latest tour.

The star had to cancel almost a third of his tour last year after being admitted to hospital in Vienna but is now to give 1,000 tickets for a forthcoming concert date to medical staff who helped him.

The cancelled UK dates have now been rescheduled for September and October as he resumes his Symphonica live shows.