Morrissey unsure over future

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 March 2013


Morrissey is unsure if he will ever perform live again, following his recent bout of ill health, which saw him cancel all of his booked live dates

Morrissey doesn't know if he will perform live again.

The 'Everyday Is Like Sunday' star is currently hospitalised suffering from double pneumonia, a bleeding ulcer and gastrointestinal condition Barrett's esophagus. He has had to cancel all of his booked live dates, and isn't sure when he will take to the stage again.

He 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."

Over the weekend, the 53-year-old former Smiths frontman's publicist confirmed he had had to cancel the rest of his concerts in America due to ill health and they will not be rescheduled.

Lauren Papapietro said Morrissey had taken "a hiatus and will not be able to continue on the rest of the tour."

She added: "Morrissey thanks all of his fans for their well-wishes and thoughts. Refunds for the remaining shows are available at point of purchase."


The former Smiths frontman and purveyor of bittersweet indie pop continues to enjoy his solo renaissance.

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