George Michael pays tribute to medical staff

Updated: Sep 06, 2012, 10:39 AM IST

London: Singer George Michael has paid a tribute to the medical staff, who saved his life as he resumed his European tour last night.

The `Careless Whisper` hitmaker was forced to postpone his `Symphonica` tour last November after falling seriously ill with pneumonia while in Vienna and he was given life-saving surgery in one of the city`s hospitals, reported a website.

"I`d like to take the opportunity to say that there are a number of people without whom none of us would be here tonight. This is one of the greatest honours of my life, to sing to the men and women who saved my life," he said.

The 49-year-old also performed his new single `White Light,` which he wrote about his near-death experience.

"One last treat for you all before we go. I think given the manner of men and women who did save my life, we could not go without singing this song. Let`s hear it for the people who saved my life."