Morrissey has given fans a quick update on his health following a number of recent gig cancellations.
Tough times for Morrissey. The singer has been plagued by ill health of late, causing a series of cancellations on his North American tour.
Recently admitted to hospital suffering from a bleeding ulcer, the singer decided to issue a statement via True To You over the weekend to clarify matters.
Typically wry, Morrissey admits that "the positive from all of this is that there are now no known ailments left for me to try" before re-affirming his desire to complete all upcoming shows.
The statement in full:
The reports of my death have been greatly understated. Once admitted to the William Beaumont Hospital at Royal Oak in Michigan, I received treatment for concussion, a bleeding ulcer, and Barrett’s esophagus. The positive from all of this is that there are now no known ailments left for me to try.
I am fully determined to resume the tour on February 9 at the Chelsea Ballroom in Las Vegas. If there’s an audience of any kind in attendance, I just might die with a smile on my face, after all. If I am not there, I shall probably never again be anywhere.
Equally, I am determined to play Flint (Michigan) if it kills me (which, on the face of it, it almost has.)
Thank you to everyone present at both Brooklyn (New York) and Melbourne (Australia) during recent weeks for two of the best nights of what might charitably be termed my “career”. My debt to you will outlive time itself.
pause at my headstone,
31 January 2013.