Family is with him now.
George Michael is dying :(
|by Anonymous||reply 187||12/07/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||11/29/2011|
I think Elton John should fly to his bedside. It would be a nice gesture.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||11/29/2011|
What's wrong with him?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||11/29/2011|
[bold]George Michael's family in bedside vigil as star battles severe pneumonia[/bold]
The singer, who is being treated in hospital in Vienna, Austria, is said to be responding to treatment and "slowly improving".
He had been joined by his 75-year-old father Kyriacos Panayiotou, who is known as Jack Panos, as well as sisters Melanie, 49 and Yioda, 53.
His former boyfriend, art dealer Kenny Goss, is also due to join the group in the Austrian capital shortly.
The 48-year-old starâs boyfriend, hair stylist Fadi Fawaz, has kept a bedside vigil since the singer fell ill on Monday of last week.
Fawaz, 38, reportedly appeared tired and drawn as he left the hospital over the weekend. He was accompanied by two women, believed to be Michaelâs sisters, one of whom held her head in her hands waiting in the hospital lobby.
The Daily Mail quoted a "close friend", who said: "His whole family are with him. They are very close-knit. George is just such a lucky man in that sense. Heâs so adored."
Speaking of 53-year-old Goss, Michaelâs partner for 13 years until 2009, the friend added: "Kenny of course is very concerned. He has been in touch every day. They will always be the best of friends."
Michael, who has pulled the plug on the rest of his tour, has been told by doctors to take "complete rest" and the remainder of his scheduled shows have been put on hold.
The star, who has been diagnosed with "community acquired pneumonia", was due to play British shows on his Symphonica tour until the week before Christmas.
His publicist said earlier this week: "He is receiving excellent medical care; he is responding to treatment and slowly improving."
Doctors said they could not estimate how long he would need to recover.
It is the latest medical setback during the tour, his first for three years after previously saying he was to quit playing live. Just a month ago he was forced to pull out of an appearance at the Royal Albert Hall due to a viral infection and high temperature.
Michael, 48, spent a month in prison for drug driving last year.
Specialists in Vienna, Dr Christoph Zielinski and Dr Thomas Staudinger, issued a statement today saying: "George Michael has severe community acquired pneumonia and is being treated as an inpatient. His condition has stabilised and he is responding to treatment.
"From the current point of view, the time until recovery cannot be estimated, but he will not be able to perform the rest of the tour. Besides medical treatment, complete rest and peace and quiet are mandatory."
Promoters are working to rearrange the postponed dates "at the earliest opportunity".
The tour began in Prague in August and has so far seen him play 45 shows in 35 cities.
A hospital spokesman declined to comment on the singerâs latest condition on Monday.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||11/29/2011|
He could very well be deathly ill but there are conflicting reports. There is a big thread on him somewhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||11/29/2011|
VIENNA, Austria -- Pop singer George Michael remains hospitalized in intensive care this week in the top-rated hospital in Austria, battling a severe form of community-acquired pneumonia.
News reports say the Michael is attached to a ventilator to help him breathe as doctors treat him for a potentially deadly lung infection that has also caused heart problems.
Family members and friends have flocked to Michaelâs bedside in the AKH Hospital in Vienna, including current boyfriend, Vienna hair stylist Fadi Fawaz, who has maintained vigil since the singer fell ill on Nov. 21. Michaelâs father and sisters are also in Vienna, and Michaelâs former partner, Kenny Goss, is expected to fly to Austria this week.
Michaelâs illness prompted the cancellation of his concert tour. His website has not updated the singerâs condition since the weekend, and his doctors in Vienna have declined to discuss his health publicly.
Experts on the medical condition express concern that Michaelâs vocal chords could be impacted by the ventilator, which in turn could affect his voice and singing career.
The 48-year-old singer has battled substance abuse and faced other health crises during his career, and now doctors are using a tilting hospital bed specially designed for critically ill lung patients.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||11/29/2011|
How do you get this ill at age 48? Looks like his father is going to outlive him.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||11/29/2011|
I won't believe its true until I hear Andrew Ridgeley showed up with a balloon boquet.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||11/29/2011|
As these assholes pray for his death. Fuck them.
And no, it's not Fred Phelps but another fucked up group called Christians For A Moral America (CFAMA)
|by Anonymous||reply 9||11/29/2011|
Their Facebook page:
|by Anonymous||reply 10||11/29/2011|
I hope he pulls through and I hope he learns from this and starts taking better care of himself. I've seen too many cases where it took a life or death struggle to get someone to change their ways.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||11/29/2011|
Thanks R10, I just reported them for hate speech.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||11/29/2011|
Wake me up before he goes goes.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||11/29/2011|
If he survives, the intensive treatment is bound to ruin his voice.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||11/29/2011|
His record label is probably hoping he dies before the holiday shopping season has peaked.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||11/29/2011|
How can you tell?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||11/29/2011|
Does anyone want to know about [italic]my[/italic] health? I'm feeling fine!
|by Anonymous||reply 17||11/29/2011|
That's human nature, R11
|by Anonymous||reply 18||11/29/2011|
I hope he gets better, but on a pop culture front, no one really gives a shit about an 80s has-been singing again. The world will survive if his vocals are damaged.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||11/29/2011|
Me too R12. Thanks R10
|by Anonymous||reply 20||11/29/2011|
Maybe not on a pop culture front r19, but he is still one of the best pop vocalists around, and this Symphonica tour was hugely successful.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||11/29/2011|
"Experts on the medical condition express concern that Michael’s vocal chords could be impacted by the ventilator, which in turn could affect his voice and singing career."
Vocal chords. Oh, dear.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||11/29/2011|
R10, Me too, I am so tired of this shit. I am ready to go buy a gun and show the fuckers how sick a homo can really be! Blow them all off the face of the earth!
I never would though, it would be lowering myself to their level of Violence = war and religion.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||11/29/2011|
Not a GM fan, but if it's true, it is tragic.
The Christian maniacs wishing for his death is just mind-boggling to me. The Twitter comments sicken me and actually brought tears to my eyes.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||11/29/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 25||11/29/2011|
[quote]How do you get this ill at age 48?
I can't imagine.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||11/29/2011|
[quote]How do you get this ill at age 48?
Quite easily. I'm a fit healthy 50yr old who went into hospital for a minor op, caught viral pneumonia in hospital and was on a ventilator for two weeks. I don't have weakened immune system, aren't Pos and have never had more than a cold before.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||11/29/2011|
What in the world is "community-acquired" pneumonia? Is that just a mistranslation from some German term? Or is it a circumlocution for pneumocystis pneumonia (as in "Gay community")?
|by Anonymous||reply 28||11/29/2011|
I've known a few people who have died from illness and they were not HIV. Even though they were overly thin.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||11/29/2011|
"Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a term used to describe one of several diseases in which individuals who have not recently been hospitalized develop an infection of the lungs (pneumonia). CAP is a common illness and can affect people of all ages."
|by Anonymous||reply 30||11/29/2011|
Explanation of CAP below. I would say it is possible that the previous illness he had is responsible for him developing pneumonia.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||11/29/2011|
Now THAT's a FB page we should troll, r10.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||11/29/2011|
aw man. this makes me sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||11/29/2011|
Perhaps it was not the best choice of words when the writer mentions that George has "pulled the plug" on his tour's remaining shows?
By the way, I have pneumonia (walking) and no one's writing about ME!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||11/29/2011|
I'll meet you in the restroom, R34!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/29/2011|
CAP is a publicist version of pneumocystis carinii, I'll wager.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/29/2011|
His doctor confirmed his diagnosis of CAP, an infectious disease, in a statement.
pneumocysti carinii is an opportunistic infection, not an infectious disease. He does not have p. carinii.
His HIV status is unknown, as far as I know.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/29/2011|
My boss, 34, had walking pneumonia last year and died of a heart attack! Not fat or a smoker.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||11/29/2011|
R36, you're a big giant dipshit, I'll wager.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||11/29/2011|
R36! CAP is a real, medical term for a specific disease.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/29/2011|
I can't take mourning another celebrity.
I'm so tired.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||11/29/2011|
It's not just the pneumonia diagnosis that makes me suspect HIV.
[quote]It is the latest medical setback during the tour, his first for three years after previously saying he was to quit playing live. Just a month ago he was forced to pull out of an appearance at the Royal Albert Hall due to a viral infection and high temperature.
And we know he was not exactly discriminating when it came to sexual partners.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/29/2011|
Come on George, pull through.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||11/29/2011|
What R39 and R37 said. For those too dense to follow R30's link, this isn't PCP (which is extremely rare outside the AIDS patient cohort.) Community acquired pneumonia is one of the leading causes of death around the world, and there are many different subtypes. You know that pneumovax vaccine your grandparents get? Yeah, that's what it's for.
Alcoholism and chronic drug abuse are big risk factors for CAP, BTW. You want to start a sad rumor, how about that one instead? At least there'd be a little foundation in fact.
Not a fan here, just a sad reader.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||11/29/2011|
Someone on the other thread who claims to have inside knowledge said this:
[quote]Pneumonia is code for many things. This is actually the first time I can post second-hand gossip from a true insider: this is very, very grim. Like Amy Winehouse grim.
What does that mean? To say it's Amy Winehouse grim? She died of alcohol poisoning, right? Or did she have pneumonia too?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/29/2011|
It means Kenny will be needing some consoling!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||11/29/2011|
My best friend, who is HIV+, had this very same thing a few years ago. He went into the hospital for an operation, caught viral pneumonia, and was on a ventilator for over 2 months. He actually Code Blue'd once. He did recover.
The doctors will do a tracheotomy on Michael if he has to stay on the ventilator much longer. It makes it much easier on the patient.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||11/29/2011|
If it's Amy Winehouse grim, I am afraid your friend is saying he is already dead.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||11/29/2011|
You know Kenny is there to make sure no new wills have been signed
|by Anonymous||reply 49||11/29/2011|
Per an ABC News blog:
Things are on the up and up for George Michael. A source close to the British pop singer told ABCNews.com that after Michael was hospitalized in Vienna with pneumonia, he is "getting better and better."
But not well enough to get back on the road. Michael postponed the remainder of his 2011 tour dates on Friday after he was admitted to the hospital on Nov. 21. Despite reports that his health problems could be even more serious than pneumonia, his publicist maintains, "any other speculation regarding his illness is unfounded and untrue. He is receiving excellent medical care. He is responding to treatment and slowly improving."
|by Anonymous||reply 50||11/29/2011|
R42: I agree with you. I don't know why folks on these threads are dismissing the possibility. His lifestyle (frequent, dangerous sex with strangers - I hope he used a condom every single time...) and fear of getting retested in recent years - makes HIV not only a possibility, but probability.
I like GM a lot. He is my favorite male singer. I listen to his greatest hits at work everyday, but I'm not in denial. This reminds me too much of Freddie Mercury (another favorite of mine). I hope I'm wrong and he pulls through, but these reports are very grim indeed.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||11/29/2011|
[quote] Homosexuals and their enablers - please stop stalking this page.
Those CFAMA bitches have stated their boundaries!
|by Anonymous||reply 52||11/29/2011|
R50: Can't believe anything the publicist says. That's the same person who lied and said he wasn't even sick/in the hospital a few days ago...
|by Anonymous||reply 53||11/29/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 54||11/29/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 55||11/29/2011|
[quote]Their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Christians-For-A-Moral-America-CFAMA/283163705049710?sk=wall
Reported for hate speech- these people are sick hypocrites, whining about being stalked- fuck off & stop stalking 'homosexuals' on a public profile and in real life.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||11/29/2011|
Yeah r27. Although in his case, because of his lifestyle (drugs, anonymous sex, neglect of his health and probably diet and exercise) HIV is the immediate suspect, it's not necessarily so. The same things that make it likely also make pneumonia likely. I know quite a few people who aren't/weren't gay, weren't old, weren't drug users (or even smokers), weren't particularly sickly in general and still got life threatening cases of pneumonia. Sometimes it just happens.
I hope he isn't HIV+ not only for his sake but just so it doesn't reinforce stereotypes.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||11/29/2011|
Facelift and lipo and detox for the upcoming Spring Tour--his family is on he payroll- and Christmas is coming--
|by Anonymous||reply 58||11/29/2011|
This is bullshit. The pneumonia is the effect of the heart problem, probably caused by some variant of strep. Doctors always get it wrong and treat the lung problem as the underlying cause, when it is the heart infection which is to blame.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||11/29/2011|
Are you sure it's not Lupus, Dr. House?
|by Anonymous||reply 60||11/29/2011|
He's gone. He's gone...
|by Anonymous||reply 61||11/29/2011|
Strep if untreated often leads to rheumatic fever which is heart disease. A malfunctioning heart almost automatically leads to pneumonia.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||11/29/2011|
Sadly, I don't think he or Robin Gibb will last another two months. :(
|by Anonymous||reply 63||11/29/2011|
Don't do heroin, kids.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||11/29/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 65||11/29/2011|
Strep can go to meningitis as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||11/29/2011|
George will be fine. Stop being such insensitive assholes.
George was never a hardcore drug user. Pot was always his main choice. George's problems were with sex.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||11/29/2011|
we've got to have faith. faith. faith.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||11/29/2011|
Does his boy toy get any money if he dies? I hope the guy's using his time wisely (shaking off the family and trying to get a last minute will change pushed through!).
|by Anonymous||reply 69||11/29/2011|
Breathing through a breathing tube is not a routine procedure R67. In particular his vocal chords will have to be retrained once the tube is removed.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||11/29/2011|
Trish Keenan from Broadcast died of pneumonia at the age of 42. She got sick while the band was on tour.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||11/29/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 72||11/29/2011|
I work in an ICU and have had HIV- and generally healthy patient die of flu. It's like luck of the draw-- it hits some people the right way at the wrong time, and it becomes deadly.
George is on a Triadyne bed; that's the one that tilts. He must be very ill to need one. It's usually used for people in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is scary and very serious.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||11/29/2011|
praying for time
|by Anonymous||reply 74||11/29/2011|
[bold]Tilting bed helped save George Michael's life[/bold]
George Michael is being kept on a special hospital bed which has "probably saved his life" in his battle against pneumonia.
The Careless Whisper singer is being cared for on the Â£100,000 bed designed for critically-ill lung patients, in the intensive care room of the AKH Hospital in Vienna, Austria.
Dr Carol Cooper told The Sun newspaper: "The bed has probably saved his life so far. But he is far from out of the woods yet."
Fans and family are worried as it was claimed last night the star has developed Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome - a lung condition often caused by pneumonia, which stops oxygen getting into the blood, and is potentially-fatal.
George is strapped into the Triadyne Proventa 'kinetic therapy' bed, designed for people in acute respiratory distress who cannot move, and it constantly tilts from side to side up to 40 degrees, to relieve pressure on his lungs.
Dr Cooper added: "These beds are lifesavers and exceptionally expensive, even to use.
"With the lungs not functioning well, the heart has to pump harder to shift the blood around the body, which would make it harder to survive. This bed tries to get the lungs functioning as best they can.
"The movement helps shift secretions inside the lung to make sure they don't collect and make you worse. But if he is still being cared for like this, he is very seriously ill.
"He is in a critical condition, which means he could die. We still don't know why pneumonia affects some people more than others. But if you are middle-aged, and maybe with other problems such as with your immune system, your outlook is not so good."
Survivors of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome may suffer memory loss or other mental issues during their recovery because of the lack of oxygen to the brain. It can also be accompanied other organ failure, such as the kidney or liver.
He is thought to be under the surveillance of a kidney specialist and on a special breathing machine.
His rumoured boyfriend, Fadi Fawaz, 38, said yesterday: "George is doing well and is in good spirits - getting stronger all the time."
The singer was rushed to hospital last week and on Friday cancelled the rest of his current Symphonica Tour.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||11/29/2011|
He would be the biggest eighties icon to pass if he dies. I'm not ready for my radio heroes to start biting the dust.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||11/29/2011|
[quote]Trish Keenan from Broadcast died of pneumonia at the age of 42. She got sick while the band was on tour.
Oh that's awful, I loved Broadcast.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||11/29/2011|
[He would be the biggest eighties icon to pass if he dies.]
|by Anonymous||reply 78||11/29/2011|
[quote]He would be the biggest eighties icon to pass if he dies.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||11/29/2011|
[quote]He would be the biggest eighties icon to pass if he dies.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||11/29/2011|
Having known people before with this condition, he is in very, very serious condition. This form of pneumonia can hit and take someone down in a matter of 24 hours or less. Michael was probably Code Blue, or close to it, for the doctor to put him on a respirator and special bed. He's most likely been put in a drug-induced coma.
When you are this sick, organ failure is a real possibility--kidneys, liver, heart. It's really touch and go.
It's likely that he has either hiv or hepatitis C, but then again, he may not.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||11/29/2011|
r73, there have been several reports in Austrian media that he's had ARDS.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||11/29/2011|
Oh Madonna, hunni, you passed years ago, you just need to cross over to the other side, Tangina Barrons can help you, just reach for the light, the ray of light.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||11/29/2011|
[quote]He would be the biggest eighties icon to pass if he dies.
Ummmm....80s *and* 90s, cupcake.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||11/29/2011|
Just watch, his PR people will try to blame this on us.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||11/29/2011|
MJ had hits in the 70s and 90s. HE's an all-time icon, not identifiable with any one decade :)
|by Anonymous||reply 86||11/29/2011|
Morbid question: when a gay guy dies, does the corpse still have gayface? Or does the person need to be alive in order for the gayface to be activated?
|by Anonymous||reply 87||11/29/2011|
R87 darling, the sexuality hangs on this bone structure.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||11/29/2011|
r87, you need a spanking.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||11/29/2011|
I am not a fan, but I hope he pulls through.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||11/29/2011|
I've been there, George! Sending my healing thoughts your way.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||11/29/2011|
Is it wrong to wish Fred Phelps a painful death?
|by Anonymous||reply 92||11/29/2011|
"He would be the biggest eighties icon to pass if he dies."
I **beat** them all to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||11/29/2011|
r9 this is not a real Christian group!!! they are devils
|by Anonymous||reply 94||11/29/2011|
Perhaps that 'Make A Wish' charitable foundation can make his dreams come true and wheelchair him into a rest stop for one last hookup.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||11/29/2011|
[italic]He would be the biggest eighties icon to pass if he dies.[/italic]
The world barely even remembers him.
God, you're smoking some good crack.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||11/29/2011|
[italic][R73], there have been several reports in Austrian media that he's had ARDS.[/italic]
|by Anonymous||reply 97||11/29/2011|
[italic]George was never a hardcore drug user.[/italic]
|by Anonymous||reply 98||11/29/2011|
You can't buy this type of PR.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||11/29/2011|
Praying for his recovery. 48 is way too young to die!
|by Anonymous||reply 100||11/29/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 101||11/29/2011|
:( I hope he recovers.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||11/29/2011|
Let's put it this way: George is the biggest gay male icon of the 80s. Only the other George (Boy) rivals him in that regard.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||11/29/2011|
Excuse me, r103?
|by Anonymous||reply 104||11/29/2011|
Michael was the biggest pedophile icon of the 20th century. Let's not put that with being gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||11/29/2011|
Michael, your orientation was not homosexual, contrary to popular belief. You were a pedophile. Big difference.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||11/29/2011|
What in the hell are you two talking about? I've never heard that George Michael was a paedophile.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||11/29/2011|
I don't know why people feel they need to 'give him the benefit of a doubt' that it's not AIDS. Are we still in a place that we stigmatize people with AIDS? Because I don't feel that way. If it is AIDS...so what? Why the need to try to make it into something else? He may not have it, but he might. Either way, it's sad that he's near death at his age.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||11/29/2011|
107...pay attention. They're talking about MICHAEL JACKSON being a pedo. Knee-jerk much?
|by Anonymous||reply 109||11/29/2011|
It would be a fucking shame if a mostly gay message board gave a care about GM and his situation, or for that matter,gave a care about anyone... I mean, man, I am trying hard to get into the DL spirit of the season.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||11/29/2011|
okay, okay, I thought they were referring to george by his last name is all.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||11/29/2011|
He's dying of AIDS!!! STOP DENYING IT
|by Anonymous||reply 112||11/29/2011|
does he have the aids?
|by Anonymous||reply 113||11/29/2011|
He has aids? How many? Will they be out of a job if he dies?
|by Anonymous||reply 114||11/29/2011|
I associate his music with some of the better years of my life. Good luck to him.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||11/29/2011|
fadi fawaz is really milking his chance at the spotlight.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||11/29/2011|
aRds not aIds, people -- stick to what we know at the moment without ruling that possibility out though!
|by Anonymous||reply 117||11/29/2011|
My dad died from community acquired pneumonia two and a half years ago. What a miserable way to die. Everyone suffers through this from the family to the staff. Not a good death at all. And yes there are some deaths that are good, happy releases from terrible pain.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||11/29/2011|
I associate his music with lip synching supermodels.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||11/29/2011|
Elton John should write a tribute song for him...
|by Anonymous||reply 120||11/29/2011|
What, no cane-face or Home Depot jokes? No "so tender to the touch" remarks?
Oh, yeah, he's a gay man.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||11/29/2011|
I empathize with your point of view, R121.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||11/29/2011|
R121, are you honestly trying to imply that DL goes easy on out gay males? For real? Have you even read this entire thread? And look at the threads active now -- every one about a gay male is brutally mean and borderline homophobic. As is this thread, predominantly.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||11/29/2011|
"WILFORD BRIMLEY SITS ON MY FACE AFTER EATING CHILI AND KRAUT"
|by Anonymous||reply 124||11/29/2011|
I will continue to pray for him!
|by Anonymous||reply 125||11/29/2011|
gay man has aids!!
|by Anonymous||reply 126||11/29/2011|
When Madonna dies, no one will miss the person. They'll just feel sentimental listening to the music.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||11/29/2011|
[quote]George was never a hardcore drug user. Pot was always his main choice. George's problems were with sex.
Of course. I can't count the number of times sex made ME pass out behind the wheel of my car, and stay unconscious despite numerous attempts to wake me...
|by Anonymous||reply 128||11/29/2011|
I hope he pulls through. As irrational as it may be, I feel sad thinking about his death. He was so huge in the 80s and, like the above poster, I am not ready to bury my pop star icons.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||11/29/2011|
George is one of the most well-known gay music artists in the world. At a time when conservative pseudo-Christians are attempting to reverse the progress that gays have made, it's critically important to have as many gay public figures as possible.
For that reason, every public figure that decides to come out as an openly gay individual deserves our support. Only through staunch unity will we win our rights as full citizens.
Get well soon, George; you mean more to us than you know.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||11/29/2011|
i have a bad feeling about this... if you've ever seen him live, even recently, you know the man's voice has only improved and what a gifted "MUSICIAN" he is.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||11/29/2011|
I agree with R94. That group on Facebook and the article quoting people who call themselves Christians are not. My dad is a bible theologian and many relatives of mine are born again Christians. Yes they don't agree with homosexual sexuality ,but they don't pray nor wish anyone to die or wish any harm on anyone. Its unfortunate that anyone one can use the term Christian, bible believer, etc. so loosely when in reality they are none of those things. There will always be people in every level, in every part of society, who will claim to be one thing when in reality they are just imposters.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||11/29/2011|
George Micheal lived pretty recklessly having random sex with strangers. I have heard he did take drugs for a while which I don't know if that is true or not ,but if it is true, that combination can leave a door wipe open for his immunity to get damaged. BTW, isn't he dating a pron star? I thought someone on DL posted George's porn star boyfriend. The porn industry is well known to be loaded with STD's, hepatitis, etc. Does anyone remember that gay porn star who was on DL one time, and he would not spill the beans who he was? He said that so many porn stars have STD's and they infect each other. He said he had AIDS.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||11/29/2011|
Here here, 130. Or is it hear, hear? Either way, ditto. Get well,Michael. We are pulling for you. Get better soon. Sending love and well wishes.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||11/29/2011|
Love and best wishes from me too. George Michael is talented and human like the rest of us. Maybe we don't make the same mistakes, but we all make mistakes.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||11/29/2011|
R138 clearly you are not trying hard enough
|by Anonymous||reply 136||11/30/2011|
For that song alone, he deserves my eternal gratitude:
I'd say love was a magical thing I'd say love would keep us from pain Had I been there, had I been there
I would promise you all of my life But to lose you would cut like a knife So I don't dare, no I don't dare
'Cause I've never come close in all of these years You are the only one to stop my tears And I'm so scared, I'm so scared
Take me back in time maybe I can forget Turn a different corner and we never would have met Would you care
I don't understand it, for you it's a breeze Little by little you've brought me to my knees Don't you care
No I've never come close in all of these years You are the only one to stop my tears I'm so scared of this love
And if all that there is is this fear of being used I should go back to being lonely and confused If I could, I would, I swear
|by Anonymous||reply 137||11/30/2011|
Are you psychic R136 as you're addressing the not yet existent -- but soon to arrive, R138.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||11/30/2011|
Oh it was ME!
|by Anonymous||reply 139||11/30/2011|
Well if he makes a wish, it better not involve cooking anything with me.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||11/30/2011|
[italic]Elton John should write a tribute song for him...[/italic]
Goodbye English Rose...
|by Anonymous||reply 141||11/30/2011|
Always loved this song; brings back so many memories.
George was incredibly beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||11/30/2011|
What r108 said.
Until a month ago, I was indifferent to George Michael. Then, while surfing my car radio, I came upon the opening chords of, oh dear, forgive me, is it called "Father Figure?"
Wow! I turned up my car radio and let that brilliant piece of pop music carry me through the rural roads I was driving on.
And now this news.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||11/30/2011|
[quote]I've seen too many cases where it took a life or death struggle to get someone to change their ways.
And we managed to live well for a few more decades.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||11/30/2011|
Some of these fly by pigeon shitting comments would be right at home on youtube. Shame on you assholes.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||11/30/2011|
Word is George is doing much better, going to recover.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||11/30/2011|
Thanks for the update R291. I was sitting at my desk watching GM videos and getting very depressed. I hope he continues to improve and makes a recovery. I also hope he cleans up his act after this scare.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||11/30/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 148||11/30/2011|
Have you misplaced him, Nurse?
|by Anonymous||reply 149||11/30/2011|
That was meant for R147. Responding to cached thread with double posts.
R148 - Not funny. Can you be gone?
|by Anonymous||reply 150||11/30/2011|
I understand this is a very difficult time for your family.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||11/30/2011|
Evil never dies. He will pull through this to be caught once more driving while intoxicated.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||11/30/2011|
You're absolutely right, R152. I don't think George Michael is evil, but I know evil people, and they are, unfortunately, still alive.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||11/30/2011|
I understand, R150.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||11/30/2011|
I attended college in Cancun Mexico in 1986 and Careless Whisper was EVERYWHERE. I could not turn a corner without hearing that damn song.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||11/30/2011|
R155, he's NOT dead, you moron.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||11/30/2011|
R156, he should RIP anyway.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||11/30/2011|
Your compassion is overwhelming. There's a special place for people like you, r157.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||11/30/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 159||11/30/2011|
Same for those that impersonate God, R158.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||11/30/2011|
The only thing I want to see RIP is your putrid hole, R159/R154/R153/R151/R148, etc. You fucking useless and worthless troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||11/30/2011|
Lots of homophobia on this thread from DL's resident closet case conservatives.
This is very sad. Hope he pulls through.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||11/30/2011|
How many of you rancid cunts on this thread have also done drugs and hooked up with strangers? I'm guessing all of you. Hypocrites.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||11/30/2011|
R162, I haven't seen any homophobia, just guys that do not care fore GM.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||11/30/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 166||11/30/2011|
You aren't either, R161, you fucking troll.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||11/30/2011|
R165, bite me. There's LOTS of homophobia here. What has this guy done to anyone here to have people virtually celebrating his possible death? I never liked his music, to be perfectly honest, but he's not some monster who should be eliciting remarks that would be at home in Fred Phelps' church. It's disgusting. At least he's openly gay, unlike the closet case losers attacking him here.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||11/30/2011|
I meant R164. That fucking cunt needs a bus-slam in the face.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||11/30/2011|
R168, are you okay?
|by Anonymous||reply 170||11/30/2011|
No you were right the first time, R169. R161.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||11/30/2011|
Meanwhile, rolling over the boring troll, George is recovering nicely. Thank God for that. I pray to hear his beautiful voice again really soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||11/30/2011|
I better start practicing my crocodile tears.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||11/30/2011|
This George Michael pneumonia thread has become troll flypaper caked with grue. The unskankier George Michael pneumonia at the link is much more interesting and informative.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||11/30/2011|
Does anyone else think the reason given for his hospitalization (pneumonia) is a smokescreen for HIV?
|by Anonymous||reply 175||11/30/2011|
[quote]Of course. I can't count the number of times sex made ME pass out behind the wheel of my car, and stay unconscious despite numerous attempts to wake me...
I should hope so, otherwise you're not doing it right.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||11/30/2011|
He has AIDS
|by Anonymous||reply 177||11/30/2011|
Glad to hear George is doing better! I think it's time for him to write an unfiltered autobiography now. I would totally buy that book.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||11/30/2011|
R170, are YOU okay? Any brain injuries of note?
|by Anonymous||reply 179||11/30/2011|
I wish there was a decent news agency reporting with facts, and not these fucked up stories that seeme to be translated thru babelfish by idiots. His family and all his closest friends are gathering at his bedside from all over the world because he's doing so much better? They had to bring in a special bed for him and he's laughing?
|by Anonymous||reply 180||11/30/2011|
That's because his pr people are in lockdown mode. He may be in very rough shape, it may be a long recovery. I don't expect to hear much about him for a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||11/30/2011|
So he may not be dying at all, sounds like he is just recovering. I do like his body of work, but the man's a mess and maybe this is a sign that he should retire.
|by Anonymous||reply 182||11/30/2011|
He's making his transition
|by Anonymous||reply 183||11/30/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 184||11/30/2011|
"He's making his transition"
Hope he doesn't come out looking like Pete Burns!
|by Anonymous||reply 185||11/30/2011|
What odd and ugly people are posting here.
Anyway, this seems unambiguous, from today, 12/1/11:
VIENNA (RNN) - Doctors treating pop singer George Michael say he is showing signs of improvement after being admitted last week to a Vienna hospital for treatment of pneumonia.
A statement on the singer's website by Gottfried Locker and Christoph Zielinski, identified as "professors," says Michael is not being treated for any other condition.
"There are no other health issues with regards to the patient other than the underlying pneumatic disorder, and no further measures had to be taken," the statement says.
A series of European concerts were canceled as a result of Michael's illness. The singer's websites says the performances have been postponed, although no replacement dates have been announced.
Doctors have said complete "peace and quiet" are required for his recovery.
|by Anonymous||reply 186||12/01/2011|