George Michael is to return to London for Christmas (11) after battling a severe bout of pneumonia in an Austrian hospital.
The former Wham! star has been receiving treatment in Vienna after falling ill with the potentially deadly lung infection.
The singer initially feared he would have to spend the holidays in the clinic but his partner insists Michael is on the mend and will soon be well enough to fly back to Britain.
Fadi Fawaz tells reporters, "Christmas at home. I cannot stop smiling today, the best day ever. Nothing to worry about, happy days."
A spokesperson for Michael confirms, "He is getting better and better."