George Michael to return to the stage

George Michael had to cancel almost a third of his tour last year after being admitted to hospital in Vienna Credit: PA

George Michael is said to be "fighting fight" and will return to the stage later this year following his battle with pneumonia, with concerts in London among those scheduled on his latest tour.

His first UK date will be at Birmingham's LG Arena on September 16, moving on to Manchester, Glasgow, Sheffield, Newcastle, Cardiff, Liverpool and London.

He winds up his UK shows with three concerts at Earls Court.