Morrissey May Retire in 2014
If you were thinking about going to see Morrissey in concert, it's probably best to do it sooner than later. That's because the mercurial Moz is considering calling it a career.
In an interview with MSN's JuiceOnline, the 53-year-old vocalist says he's seriously considering the proclamation he once made about not performing past the age of 55. However, he adds, "I am slightly shocked to have gone on as far as I have. This is my 30th year, and I've aged a lot recently, which is a bit distressing for me, as it must be for everyone. The body changes shape and there's nothing you can do about it. Do I continue as a modern day Andy Williams? I take one hour at a time."
The former Smiths frontman jokes that it may not matter one way or the other, as "we will all probably be blown up by the Syrian government soon anyway, so it hardly matters in the great scheme of things."
The singer says regardless of his age, he still has struggles with accepting and dealing with the adulation thrust upon him by fans and the media. But being uncomfortable is nothing new for Morrissey, who states, "I've been uncomfortable since the day I was born, so discomfort is nothing new. There is a large audience of music lovers who want to be treated intelligently, and I am appreciated, at least, for that. As we all know, the world of music has become meaningless and moronic and obsessed with the prize system."
And prizes or celebrity is not what Morrissey is about. He adds, "I am just one of those pop artists that the media don't know what to do with. I have never embraced rock celebrity status, and wouldn't want to. To be called a celebrity these days is to be called an idiot. David Beckham is a perfect example of a celebrity."
The singer just wrapped a series of shows and is currently on a break from the road.