Earlier this week, Morrissey postponed several dates of his fall U.S. tour so he could head back home to the U.K. to visit his ailing mother, who was recently hospitalized with an undisclosed illness. Now, the former Smiths singer has postponed all remaining dates of the trek, which was scheduled through a Dec. 8 gig in Atlantic City, N.J.

In a statement released today (Oct. 26), tour promoter C3 Presents announced the news and emphasized that the shows had been put on hold but not cancelled, suggesting ticket holders keep their tickets as the singer plans to make up the missed dates. The statement reads:

All remaining dates on the current US Tour have been postponed -- but not cancelled -- as Morrissey has returned to England where his mother has been hospitalized and is unwell. Due to issues with his mother's health, Morrissey will need to remain by her side during this difficult period.

Those who have already purchased tickets for all upcoming dates are highly encouraged to hold on to their tickets and look out for the rescheduled dates. The new dates will be announced shortly.

Morrissey would like to thank everyone for their understanding and patience as the shows are being prepared for a swift reschedule.

The previously postponed dates included shows in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Columbus, Ohio; Flint, Mich.; and Chicago, Ill., and Morrissey was scheduled to resume touring Monday (Oct. 29) in Minneapolis, Minn. The press release issued earlier in the week described his mother as “hospitalized” and “unwell," but did not go into detail about her condition.

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