Morrissey cancels rest of US tour due to health problems
Bleeding ulcer and double pneumonia force singer to drop 22 concerts
Morrissey has cancelled the remainder of his US tour for medical reasons, after suffering a number of ailments in recent months including a bleeding ulcer and double pneumonia, his spokeswoman said.
The former front man for The Smiths has pulled out of the last 22 concerts on his itinerary, starting with one scheduled for today in Lawrence, Kansas, his publicist, Lauren Papapietro, said late on Friday.
“Despite his best efforts to try to continue touring, Morrissey has to take a hiatus and will not be able to continue on the rest of the tour,” she said in a statement. “Morrissey thanks all of his fans for their well wishes and thoughts.”
Cancelled shows include stops in Minneapolis, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, Phoenix and Denver.
The tour had been set to wrap up in San Francisco on April 30th.
Morrissey (53) had already cancelled 21 shows over the past year, according to Rolling Stone magazine.
The tour previously had been put on hold, with a number of concerts postponed, when he was hospitalised in late January in the Denver area with a bleeding ulcer. In recent months, he also has suffered damage to the lining of his oesophagus from stomach acid and double pneumonia, Papapietro said.