Morrissey has released an official statement on the state of his health following his admission to hospital last week for a suspected bladder infection.
The health scare forced Morrissey to cancel shows in Michigan, Minneapolis and Chicago, but he is confident of getting back on track and resuming the tour as planned on February 9 in Las Vegas.
In the statement, he also thanked fans who turned up to his show in Melbourne in December, describing his show at Festival Hall and another recent gig in Brooklyn, New York as two of the best of his career. Morrissey visited Australia late last year for dates in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
He posted the following statement via his official zine – True To You:
The reports of my death have been greatly understated. Once admitted to the William Beaumont Hospital at Royal Oak in Michigan, I received treatment for concussion, a bleeding ulcer, and Barrett’s esophagus. The positive from all of this is that there are now no known ailments left for me to try.
I am fully determined to resume the tour on February 9 at the Chelsea Ballroom in Las Vegas. If there’s an audience of any kind in attendance, I just might die with a smile on my face, after all.
If I am not there, I shall probably never again be anywhere. Equally, I am determined to play Flint (Michigan) if it kills me (which, on the face of it, it almost has.)
Thank you to everyone present at both Brooklyn (New York) and Melbourne (Australia) during recent weeks for two of the best nights of what might charitably be termed my ‘career’. My debt to you will outlive time itself.
pause at my headstone,