Singer Morrissey cancels U.S. concerts due to health problems
Mexico, Mexico (4E) – Singer Morrissey’s “ongoing medical problems” has caused him to cancel all of his remaining shows in North America starting Tuesday.
No specific medical condition has been cited, but the vegetarian singer has been reported to have suffered bleeding ulcer, Barrett’s esophagus and double pneumonia in the past months.
In a press release he expressed his gratitude to his fans and supporters, and, while the 53-year-old former Smiths member is “bitterly disappointed” with the course of events, he expressed his apologies for any inconvenience.
In a statement dated March 16 from Mexico, Morrissey said, “It takes a lifetime to find the right words, and at the moment, I haven’t got them. I’ve been a colossal pain where this continuously unpredictable illness is concerned, and now the physical limits have been reached. The tour had, in fact, been fantastic for all of us – a new slice of life full of concentrated power. The audiences everywhere have given so much, although I know that neither of us will ever receive our due. I hope this isn’t the end, and I hope there will be other chances, minus the heavy burden of illness. Knots of grief today, but full of resolve for tomorrow.”
Refunds for bought tickets are available at point of purchase.