Enduring a torrid 2013, Morrissey seemed to open the New Year in fine spirits.
Signing off a fresh record deal, the legendary singer is gearing up to release new album 'World Peace Is None Of Your Business'.
Sadly, though, Morrissey's health problems have returned. Cancelling all shows on his current American tour, the singer is said to be suffering from a respiratory illness.
A note on the singer's Facebook page reads: "It is with great sadness that the remainder of the US Tour has been cancelled. The respiratory infection Morrissey contracted in Miami has worsened, and in the interest of making a full recovery, all further touring plans have been halted. Morrissey thanks his fans for their compassion, understanding, and well-wishes during this difficult period as he recuperates."
However, the story then takes a slightly bizarre turn. A note on True To You reads: "Difficulties had arisen on May 31st following Kristeen Young’s opening set at the Miami Knight Concert Hall, after which Kristeen confessed to "a horrendous cold", the symptoms of which were passed on to Morrissey resulting in the cancellation of the next show in Atlanta."
Yet Kirsteen Young herself took to Facebook to deny this. "I did not 'confess to a horrendous cold'. On Monday, June 2nd, I had an allergy attack that was over within 16 hours. I went to a doctor (on Monday, June 2nd), an allergy specialist, who gave me drugs for allergies…and they worked. I explained this (early on Tuesday, June 3rd) and offered this doctor’s phone number to Morrissey personally, via email, and the tour manager."
Continuing, the singer said: "I am very sorry that Morrissey is not feeling well. But I will not tolerate these lies….particularly about my health. This is really too much and bizarre."