He's a Fantastic Man! George Michael relaxes with a men's magazine as he gets ready for his close up on new video shoot
23:02 GMT, 7 June 2012
His fans have eagerly been awaiting his comeback since he was forced to cancel his tour last year after suffering from pneumonia.
So they would have been happy to see George Michael looking happy and relaxed as he got ready for a video shoot.
And so chilled was he that he laughed and joked with his make-up artists while reading man's magazine called Fantastic Man.
Getting ready for his close-up: George Michael was snapped reading men's mag Fantastic Man as he was made-up
to shoot his new video
The magazine is published twice a year and available through subscription and features men's fashion along with interviews with male celebrities and various other famous faces.
And there was something in the latest edition, which features Frieze Art Fair – which takes place in Regent's Park every year – director Matthew Slotover on the cover, that had clearly tickled Michael who was seen giggling at something inside.
Michael, 48, was snapped on the set of his video for his upcoming new single, believed to be White Light.
Something amused you. George The singer was seen laughing his head off at something in the magazine
Look at this: George shows the make-up artist something in the magazine before she hands him a cup of tea
Last November, he
was admitted to hospital in the Austrian city suffering from pneumonia
after cancelling a performance at London's Royal Albert Hall
Michael remained in the intensive-care unit until December 1 but wasn't discharged until 20 days later and on December 23 he made a public speech in London about how the staff at the hospital had saved his life.
In the following February, he made an appearance at the Brit Awards, his first in public since he left hospital.
Pretty peepers: The lady touched up his eye make-up before he went on set
One last look: George checked himself out before heading onto the video shoot
And in April he revealed that he had written a new tune about the time he spent in hospital in Vienna and shared the news with his fans via his Twitter page, telling them: 'I promise you it's a blinder. :)'
He added: 'I've
been a busy boy in the studio this week, mixing Symphonica and finally
ready to write about what happened to me in Vienna and how grateful I am
to be given another chance to live and breathe alongside you all in
this wonderful world that we share.'
A few weeks later he revealed that the song was 'done and dusted' and added: 'Am I allowed to say it may be the best dance record I've ever made'
Michael will return to his Symphonica tour in September as he returns to Vienna and will play three dates in London in October.
It was all going so well: George performed on his Symphonica tour in Munich on November 17 – a few days later while in Vienna he was taken ill with pneumonia