Ailing singer George Michael is facing a Christmas in hospital as he continues to battle severe pneumonia, according to his boyfriend.
The Faith hitmaker, 48, was hospitalised in Vienna, Austria last month (Nov11) and diagnosed with the potentially deadly lung infection.
The star's doctors announced he was "improving steadily" last week (ends02Dec11), but his partner is convinced the star will remain under medical care over the upcoming festive season.
Fadi Fawaz tells reporters, "I spend every day at his side. He's on the mend but it looks like he's here for Christmas."
Michael's illness has forced the star to cancel all remaining dates on his world tour.