Mancunian minstrel of melancholy Morrissey is recovering after suffering hand injuries relating to a dog bite.
Morrissey is a famed animal lover. The singer has previously expressed sympathy for the Animal Liberation Front, who have often taken quite extreme action against those involved in animal testing.
Writing the song ‘Meat Is Murder’ to express his vegetarianism, Morrissey has had a profound impact on the attitudes of many fans.
Yet now it seems the animal world has come back to haunt him. Posting a statement on fan site True To You, the singer has explained that he is nursing a hand injury after being bitten by a dog.
The website states: “Morrissey sustained hand and arm injuries recently after being attacked by a dog in England. Morrissey has attended hospital in Malmo (Sweden) where x-rays reveal a fractured index finger on his right hand. The cracked bone is at the tip of the finger.
The injury will not affect upcoming shows.”
Morrissey has been on tour of late, debuting three new tracks in the process. Deliberately avoiding the main tour circuit, the indie icon has now decided to play two dates in London – Brixton Academy on August 7th and the Palladium on August 8th.
Tickets for the Palladium show have sold out.
Meanwhile, Morrissey has also revealed that he is a fan of the band Young The Giant. Issuing a statement on True To You the singer espoused the merits of the fast rising group:
“Having suffered with relish so much yes-but-no new music, I could break down with happiness at the new – debut – CD by Young The Giant. I will be kneeling with gratitude on a hardwood floor for many years to come. It is the whole thing … it is the perfect tone … and Sameer’s voice is unbreakable.
If there is any justice in the world (and we all know there isn’t) Young The Giant will own most of it by August. It’s so easy to fire out remnants of snobbery where new music is concerned (in fact, I find it VERY easy), but once every three thousand years, a band comes along who restore that precious component of faith. Had I the gift of adequate words I would express more than mere thanks.
Instead, I shall leave it at that.”