Royal Oak, MI – Morrissey was actually hospitalized for a bleeding ulcer.
We reported earlier that former Smiths frontman Morrissey was hospitalized in Michigan for a possible bladder infection. A rep for the singer told Billboard that he was admitted to William Beaumont hospital “where he is undergoing tests for a suspected bladder infection.”
After being admitted, Morrissey was forced to cancel a performance in Flint that was to take place on January 24, and postponed additional shows. Several of these dates had already been rescheduled from last year when Morrissey cut his October tour short to spend time with his ailing mother.
A previous release indicated that the dates were canceled and postponed over “band illness,” and the tour was expected to resume Monday so long as Morrissey’s ailment didn’t cause him to miss further performances.
Unfortunately, Brooklyn Vegan reports that Morrissey has had to cancel many more tour dates after being diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer, not a bladder infection. Performance dates in Asheville, NC, Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA, Lawrence, KS, Clear Lake, IA and Lincoln, NE have been canceled or postponed.
The good news is that Morrissey is expected to make a full recovery, and has thanked everyone concerned for him for their support. The tour will pick up in Las Vegas on Saturday, February 9. If you had a ticket to a Morrissey show on one of the postponed dates, hang onto it, as the new dates will be announced in the coming days.
Morrissey apologizes for the inconvenience and looks forward to resuming his US tour, said a statement.