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George Michael Cancels 9 Australian Tour Dates To Receive 'Long Overdue' Treatment For Anxiety

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George Michael barely beat pneumonia last December.

In fact, it almost killed him, but now unwanted side effects from his traumatic ordeal are killing off 9 upcoming tour dates in Australia.

The singer announced the cancellations on Saturday with an explanation to fans which blamed "the major anxiety that has plagued" him since leaving the hospital 10 months ago.

Certainly a bummer for fans, but we would hope that the guy's health is their first and foremost concern.

In the apology posted on his website, the I Want Your Sex singer said he had hoped performing "would be therapy enough in itself" to overcome the trauma he endured, but "underestimated" the severity of his condition.

Read his entire statement … AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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