Morrissey has posted a note to fans after cancelling a number of South American shows.
The Pope of Mope, the Mancunian minstrel of melancholy... Morrissey has many titles, but few manage to express the loyal bond of devotion which exists between the artist and his fans. Announcing a South American tour, the dates were unfortunately cancelled last week after the singer succumbed to food poisoning.
Posting a note to fans via True To You, Morrissey revealed that he needed five days of medical supervision due to "toxic" symptoms.
"I can't give words to the sorrow I feel at the loss of perfect Peru. Oh, black cloud. After such a victorious and uplifting welcome of Lima love, the contaminated jinx had its way via a simple restaurant meal of penne pasta and tomato. Three hours later, both I, and security Liam have collapsed with a deadly and delirious bedridden disease. Five days of round-the-clock medical supervision just barely controls the corrosively toxic food poisoning. I know my luck too well. Sorrow replaces joy, and in every dream home a heartache. It could only be me."
"I have returned to Los Angeles and to the expert supervision of my doctor Jeremy Fine, who assures me that I shall be fine (although not in the gossamer, powdery sense) for our upcoming shows in Argentina and Brazil. I have absolutely no idea where my beloved Chile has gone. In the heat of cancellations and postponements, the humiliation and mortification I feel on a personal level is too mammoth to be measured. If my spirits climb down any lower I could never again find the dignity to stand upright. We all live at the mercy of biological chance, and although I am not one to take refuge in clichés, I repeat my very servile apologies to any and all who back-packed their way to Peru. Alas, the dark shadow made the same journey."
"Each year of life brings us nearer to our decline, but I will continue to seek a listener until I'm dead in a ditch."
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