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.