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Morrissey cancels remaining US tour dates due to illness

March 16, 2013 by  
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Compounding medical illnesses have forced Morrissey to cancel the rest of his concerts in the US, his publicist has said.

Morrissey, singer for the popular 80s alternative rock band The Smiths, has suffered a number of illnesses including a bleeding ulcer, Barrett’s oesophagus and double pneumonia.

Morrissey, 53, was due to perform at Liberty Hall in Kansas on Monday, but has been forced to cancel 22 shows. Morrissey had already called off 21 gigs this year due to poor health.

His publicist said Morrissey fans would be refunded for the remaining gigs.

Morrissey apologized to his fans February for earlier cancellations, stating he was “on the road to recovery”.

In a statement published on Morrissey fansite True To You, the British singer said that his ulcer was now “under reins” and assured fans he would be “fit as a ferret for San Diego”.

However on Saturday his publicist Lauren Papapietro stated despite his best efforts to try to continue touring Morrissey had “taken a hiatus and will not be able to continue on the rest of the tour”.

She added: “Morrissey thanks all of his fans for their well-wishes and thoughts. Refunds for the remaining shows are available at point of purchase.”

Morrissey was treated in a Michigan hospital in January for a bleeding ulcer.

In recent months the animal rights activist, who made his return to the stage last month at a show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, has also suffered from a throat condition, Barrett’s oesophagus, and anaemia.

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