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    George Michael Too Sick for Concert—What's Ailing Him?

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    George Michael is putting his faith in his doctors.

    The British hitmaker has been forced to cancel a concert tonight at London's Royal Albert Hall after his physician advised him to rest his ailing voice which has been hampered by a viral infection.

    "A doctor visited George this afternoon and confirmed he is suffering from a viral infection and has a high temperature," reads a venue-issued statement.

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    The "Careless Whisper" singer says the break will allow him time to recover before a Friday show set for the Royal Albert Hall.

    "He is disappointed that he cannot perform tonight's concert, but he has been advised to rest," says Michael's publicist. "He received a tremendous reaction from the audience last night and is very sorry that he has had to postponed."

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    Promoters are asking fans with tickets for tonight's gig to hold on to them as it's hoped the singer will schedule a makeup date.

    Michael launched the U.K. portion of his 47-date Symphonica tour Tuesday accompanied by a 41-piece orchestra and performed a slew of Wham! and solo hits as well as his tribute to Amy Winehouse, a cover of "Love Is a Losing Game."

    Lots of fluids and rest, George, and you'll be ready to go-go real soon.

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