Get ready to feel old, 80’s kids- Morrissey says he is retiring due to old age.
Morrissey revealed his plans to retire (an intention which musicians often reconsider after they’ve been out of the game for a year or so) in an interview, citing aging as a reason he no longer wishes to continue on moping to massive crowds worldwide. The site with which Morrissey interviewed was JuiceOnline, and the interviewer asked him if he planned to continue on with plans to retire after 55.
Morrissey said at 53, he feels old, and still doesn’t see himself forging ahead as a performer past the age of 55:
“Yes. I am slightly shocked to have gone as far as I have. This is my 30th year, and I’ve aged a lot recently, which is bit distressing for me, as it must be for everyone. The body changes shape and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
Whatever, Morrissey, you are totally hotter at 53 than ten Justin Timberlakes. The iconic singer continues:
“Do I continue as a modern day Andy Williams? I take one hour at a time. We will all probably be blown up by the Syrian government soon, anyway, so it hardly matters in the great scheme of things [laughs].”
Morrissey also referenced his age in the most recent blog posting he made, but was still relatively upbeat:
“I apologize for having so many birthdays, but the impassioned crowd at San Diego justified the agony of another year gone. This crowd were noticeably bolder, loudly assured, and full of confidence. There was a vicious sensuality to the audience that I had never previously known. Yes, even after all these years.”
However, it seems having no record label to call home is wearing on Morrissey still, and he says:
“We are no closer to port where record label interest is concerned. I promised I would never mention this again. But I just have.”
You can read the singer’s most recent blog post here, and Morrissey’s retirement interview here.