Published Mar 16, 2013After suffering a bleeding ulcer earlier this year, and his even more recent bout with double pneumonia, ill-stricken singer Morrissey has been forced to cancel the rest of his North American tour to take a health-related hiatus.
The announcement came yesterday (March 15), with a press release explaining that his dates between now and the end of April have been scrubbed so the singer can rest up and get healthy. Regrettably, the shows themselves will not be rescheduled.
"The remaining dates of the Morrissey U.S. North American tour have officially been pulled down due to medical reasons," it reads. "The singer has suffered a series of medical mishaps over the past few months including a bleeding ulcer, Barrett's esophagus and double pneumonia."
Earlier today, Morrissey weighed in on the situation, noting in a statement on fansite True to You that the decision to pull out of the remaining dates was a bitter one. Despite his health problems, though, the singer noted that the tour had been "fantastic for all of us."
"I hope this isn't the end, and I hope there will be other chances, minus the heavy burden of illness."
You can see Morrissey's full statement down below and the list of cancelled dates here.
"It takes a lifetime to find the right words, and at the moment, I haven't got them. I've been a colossal pain where this continuously unpredictable illness is concerned, and now the physical limits have been reached. The tour had, in fact, been fantastic for all of us — a new slice of life full of concentrated power. The audiences everywhere have given so much, although I know that neither of us will ever receive our due. I hope this isn't the end, and I hope there will be other chances, minus the heavy burden of illness. Knots of grief today, but full of resolve for tomorrow."