Singer issued despondent note...

Morrissey has issued a despondent note following the collapse of his South American tour.

It’s not been a vintage year for Morrissey. In the opening weeks of 2013 the singer was forced to abandon several stateside shows, as the singer rushed to the bedside of his ill mother.

Since then, Morrissey’s own health has been of concern. Seeming to suffer an onslaught of ailments, the singer recently postponed a number of South American shows due to a severe dose of food poisoning.

Now the entire tour has collapsed. Morrissey apologised to fans and appeared to hint that retirement could well be the only solution. The statement in full: (via True To You)

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I am informed today that the projected tour of South America is snuffed out, thus euthanized - due, I'm reliably advised, to lack of funding. It's quite easy to sell tickets, yet impossible to transport band and crew from F to G.

In a year when far too many disappointments have been buried this really is the last of many final straws, and I am not alone in feeling this. The future is suddenly absent, and my apologies are now so frequent as to be somewhat ridiculous, and it is I who apologize because no one else would bother. It is agonizing to be responsible for imparting such news - especially when it springs upon me unexpectedly and inexplicably. But the collapse of South America rings the curtain down with a colossal thud, and the major problems remain as insoluble now as they were in 2009. The obvious conclusion stares back at me from the mirror, and the wheels are finally off the covered wagon. Cancellations and illness have sucked the life out of all of us, and the only sensible solution seems to be the art of doing nothing.

As always I ask your pardon, and I offer pangs of overwhelming love and gratitude to the band and the crew, whose loyalty stretched above and beyond.

I shall see you in my dreams,
19 July 2013, Los Angeles

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