Nearly two years after revealing that he was treated for cancer, Morrissey has spoken about the effects the treatment has had on him. He also gave an update on the possibility of new material from him.

Morrissey spoke with Israel’s Walla in advance of his two concerts in Tel Aviv next week. As translated by NME, he said, “I think [cancer treatment] has slowed me down considerably because doctors and hospitals and medications are actually very aging in their way, and they can often exhaust you more than whatever medical problem you have. If I’m asked to give any more blood I think I’ll crack up."

In October 2014, he disclosed that he had cancer, saying, “They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already. If I die, then I die. And if I don’t, then I don’t. Right now I feel good.”

His health problems over the past few years caused him to pull out of two U.S. tours. one of which, he claimed, was canceled because of a respiratory infection he had contracted from the opening act. But now that he is supposedly healthy again, he can return to recording. He added that the songs for the new album are written; however, after feuding with Harvest Records over his last record, 2014’s World Peace Is None of Your Business, he is without a label and currently exploring other options.

"It is not possible to find a recording deal, so we would record it ourselves as soon as we can find a distributor who could make it available worldwide," he said. "There was a time when the music industry served the artist, but now the artist must serve the music industry... which is why everything is now so tasteless."

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