Morrissey has reportedly been cautioned to retire from music due to his recent health problems.
The singer told a Mexican radio station, Reactor 105.7, “I have been cautioned to, but it’s difficult for me because it’s very ingrained in me.”
Morrissey recently cancelled the rest of his tour in the United States due to his ailing health. A statement from the singer stated that various “medical mishaps” were to blame for these cancelations.
Lauren Papapietro, Morrissey’s publicist, stated this week, “Despite his best efforts to try to continue touring, Morrissey has to take a hiatus and will not be able to continue on the rest of the tour. Morrissey thanks all of his fans for their well wishes and thoughts.”
Over the last few months the singer has suffered a variety of diseases which has included, Barrett’s esophagus, a bleeding ulcer, and double pneumonia.
Morrissey continued in his interview to state, “I had a very bad time. I had internal bleeding and I was rushed into hospital and I had lost a lot of blood. They tried to patch me together over the following five weeks but it didn’t work.”
“I was on lots of IV drips for almost five weeks, and each time it seemed as though I was back to robust health I would decline,” added the former Smiths man. “I had lost so much blood and I had become anaemic, but I’m still receiving ongoing treatment and I am very optimistic.”
Morrissey also explained that his treatment had reached preposterous levels, remarking, “It almost became absurd the number of things that happened to me, but everything just attacked me at once.”
He then finished, “The double pneumonia, everything was really a result of the fact I had lost so much blood, so the immune defenses were very, very low and couldn’t cope with anything, so therefore the slightest gust of wind and I would have a terrible cold.”