George Michael completes recording thanking fans for their prayers
Recovered singer tweets that White Light may be 'best dance recording I've ever made'
George Michael, now fully recovered from the pneumonia that nearly killed him last year, has sent out a tweet to fans saying he has completed his recording of White Light, a song that is a tribute to the fans who prayed for him to pull through.
'Ok my lovelies, WHITE LIGHT is done and dusted!' he tweeted earlier this week. 'Am I allowed to say it may be the best dance record I've ever made!'
Michaels, the pop star known for his hits Freedom, Faith and I Want Your Sex, completed the recording on Monday (23 April).
The openly gay singer had spent a month in a Vienna hospital fighting for his life. He said earlier this month that he was finally ready to write about what happened to him.
He wanted to song to express 'how grateful I am to be given another chance to live and breathe alongside you all in this wonderful world that we share.'
White Light was in part motivated by 'those strange individuals who took the time to pray for my death as I lay in my hospital bed back in November,' he tweeted on 4 April.
'But don't think I don't realise how many of you out there prayed for my recovery. I thank you all from the deepest part of my soul,' he added. 'I will repay your unending kindness the only way I know how. With music.'
The song, he wrote, is 'for all of you, for everyone who prayed for me, for every one of you who has prayed for me, for every person who has stopped me in the streets to ask me how I'm doing, you have made me feel so blessed. And I promise you it's a blinder.'
Michael was forced to cancel the final 14 dates of his Symphonica tour at the end of last year after being diagnosed with the condition. He is resuming his tour on 4 September this year, which will visit Vienna, Paris, Amsterdam, London and Manchester.