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VIENNA (AP) -- Austria's state broadcaster says British pop star George Michael has been released from a Vienna hospital and will be able to celebrate Christmas at home.

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The 48-year-old was being treated for pneumonia. Broadcaster ORF says he was released Thursday morning from the AKH hospital and is catching a flight to London later in the day.

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A woman answering the hospital phone said she could not comment due to confidentiality laws.

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The former frontman for the pop group "Wham" was hospitalized late last month after canceling a performance in the Austrian capital.