Morrissey Hospitalized After Onstage Collapse
Published Oct 26, 2009Former Smiths front-man Morrissey collapsed on Saturday night (October 24) during a performance in Swindon, England, leading the 50-year-old singer to be rushed to hospital.
The Telegraph has a detailed report of the incident, revealing that the Morrissey greeted the audience by saying "Good evening... probably."
The set began with "This Charming Man," but just as a the song came a close, the singer slumped to the ground and was rushed off stage by members of his crew. He was taken to hospital and admitted for respiratory problems.
Morrissey was kept overnight, although the BBC reports that this was only a "precautionary measure," and he was released the next day. The singer is now in stable condition, and is recuperating at home.
There is no official word on the status of Morrissey's upcoming world tour, although his Monday show in Bournemouth, England has been cancelled. According to a Twitter post by UK TV presenter Jonathan Ross, however, "He is resting and hoping to finish these dates, inc. Albert hall on Tuesday (October 27). Will keep you posted as and when."
Morrissey's tentative tour dates:
10/27 London, UK - Royal Alberta Hall
10/29 Leeds, UK - Academy
10/30 Sheffield, UK - City Hall
11/2 Salisbury, UK - Salisbury City Hall
11/3 Brentwood, UK - Leisure Centre
11/5 London, UK - Alexandra Palace
11/7 Liverpool, UK - Echo Arena
11/9 Nijmegan, UK - De Vereeniging
11/10 Lille, France - Aeronef
11/12 Paris, France - Le Zenith
11/14 Brussels, Belgium - Forest Club
11/16 Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom
11/17 Hamburg, Germany - CCH
11/19 Dusseldorf, Germany - Phillipshalle
11/20 Munich, Germany - Tonhalle
11/23 Dublin, Ireland - National Stadium
11/29 Seattle, WA - Paramount
11/30 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
12/2 Oakland, CA - Paramount
12/4 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
12/5 Indio, CA - Fantasy Springs
12/7 Pomona, CA - Fox Theatre
12/8 San Diego, CA - Copley Symphony Hall
12/10 Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Ampitheatre
12/11 Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre