Morrissey's health has been a hot topic as of late, what with all of the scrapped shows, double pneumonia scare and ultimately canceled tour. Now, the singer has revealed that things were even worse than they appeared -- and they already looked pretty bad -- as he apparently suffered internal bleeding. He's also said that doctors have urged him to retire in order to preserve his health.

Gasp! Perish the thought.

The news comes as Moz recovers in Mexico, and as he told a radio station there, he suffered a serious amount of blood loss, which caused him to develop anemia, which lead to even more illness. It was a downward spiral where one thing lead to another (and to another).

"I had a very bad time," he told the radio station (quotes via WENN). "I had internal bleeding and I was rushed into hospital and I had lost a lot of blood. They tried to patch me together over the following five weeks but it didn’t work."

Furthermore, he was hooked up to IVs for several weeks, but he still suffered setbacks. "Each time it seemed as though I was back to robust health I would decline… I had lost so much blood I had become anemic," he said.

Despite all the sickness surrounding him and the struggles to improve his health, he remains upbeat. "But I’m still receiving ongoing treatment and I am very optimistic now," he said.

“It almost became absurd the number of things that happened to me but everything just attacked me at once," he added. "The double pneumonia – everything was really a result of the fact I had lost so much blood, so the immune defenses were very, very low and couldn’t cope with anything, so therefore the slightest gust of wind and I would have a terrible cold."

While doctors have suggested that he retire in order to tend to his health and avoid further illnesses, he's not sold on hanging it up.

“I have been cautioned to, but it’s difficult for me because it’s very ingrained in me," he said.