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Morrissey Explains Health Issues Behind Show Cancellations

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A week after Morrissey cancelled a handful of dates on his tour of North America amid reports he’d been hospitalized with a bleeding ulcer, the ex-Smiths singer has offered more details about the state of his health and the future of the trek.

In a tongue-in-cheek statement posted yesterday (Jan. 31) on the fansite True-To-You, Moz reveals that he was suffering from a “concussion, a bleeding ulcer, and Barrett’s esophagus.” The full statement reads:

The reports of my death have been greatly understated. Once admitted to the William Beaumont Hospital at Royal Oak in Michigan, I received treatment for concussion, a bleeding ulcer, and Barrett’s esophagus. The positive from all of this is that there are now no known ailments left for me to try.

I am fully determined to resume the tour on February 9 at the Chelsea Ballroom in Las Vegas. If there’s an audience of any kind in attendance, I just might die with a smile on my face, after all. If I am not there, I shall probably never again be anywhere. Equally, I am determined to play Flint (Michigan) if it kills me (which, on the face of it, it almost has.)

Thank you to everyone present at both Brooklyn (New York) and Melbourne (Australia) during recent weeks for two of the best nights of what might charitably be termed my “career”. My debt to you will outlive time itself.

pause at my headstone,

MORRISSEY

31 January 2013.

 

The tour, which was rescheduled in November so Morrissey could return to the U.K. and be with his ailing mother, is now expected to resume on Feb. 9 in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, True-To-You has revealed that a reissue of ‘The Last of the Famous International Playboys’ will be the next single released by the singer.

Morrissey’s Updated 2013 U.S Tour Dates

2/9 — Las Vegas, Nev. — The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
2/10 — Phoenix, Ariz. — Marquee Theatre
2/12 — El Paso, Texas — Tricky Falls
2/13 — Austin, Texas — Austin Music Hall
2/15 — Pharr, Texas — Pharr Events Center
2/16 — Beaumont, Texas — Jefferson Theater
2/18 — Dallas, Texas — Palladium
2/21 — Denver, Colo. — Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
2/22 — Salt Lake City, Utah — Kingsbury Hall
2/24 — San Francisco, Calif. — Davies Symphony Hall
2/27 — San Diego, Calif. — Balboa Theatre
3/1 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Staples Center *
3/2 — Sparks, Nev. — John Ascuaga’s Nugget – Rose Ballroom
3/4 — Davis, Calif. — Robert Mondavi Center at UC Davis
3/6 — Seattle, Wash.  – Moore Theatre
3/8 –Portland, Ore. — Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
3/9 –San Francisco, Calif. — Regency Ballroom

* with Patti Smith

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