Published Nov 15, 2016Stories surrounding Morrissey's touring life usually involve venues going vegetarian or crowd members heckling him, but a sold-out show from the former Smiths frontman in Boulder, CO, was cancelled last night (November 14) following the collapse of his keyboardist Gustavo Manzur.
Denver Post's the Know reports that Manzur collapsed backstage, while Moz took the stage 15 minutes after his scheduled start time to inform the crowd of what had happened.
"This is a family, we stay together, and we can't move until we know what's happened to him," Morrissey told the crowd. "We're going to sit backstage for awhile and wait to see what's happened to him, if there's any magical cure."
Following another 20-minute wait, guitarist Jesse Tobias delivered the news that the show would be called off due to the incident. "Gustavo has not gotten better," he said. "At this point, we're not playing tonight. All of our heartfelt apologies. If anything, just say a prayer for our friend."
The Know reported that the crowd took the news well. Morrissey's next show is set to take place tomorrow night (November 16) in Dallas.
UPDATE (11/15, 12 p.m. EST): Morrissey website True to You posted an update on Manzur, stating he was recuperating in hospital and expected to be well enough to play Moz's upcoming shows.