Morrissey hospitalised with bleeding ulcer: Manchester music icon forced to cancel US tour dates

By Andrew Bardsley

Treasured Manchester musician Morrissey has been diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer after being hospitalised in Detroit, Michigan on his US tour.

The former Smiths frontman has been forced to cancel six shows but hopes to be ready to play Las Vegas next Saturday.

He was admitted to Royal Oak’s William Beaumont hospital with a suspected bladder infection on Saturday.

The singer’s publicist said: “Following hospital treatment, Morrissey has been diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer and the upcoming engagements in Asheville, NC, Nashville, TN, Atlanta, GA, Lawrence, KS, Clear Lake, IA and Lincoln, NE will need to be rescheduled.

“Morrissey is expected to make a full recovery and thanks everyone concerned for their support during this time.

“The tour will resume in Las Vegas on Saturday, February 9. Patrons are encouraged to hold on to their tickets as all rescheduled dates will be announced within the coming days.

“Morrissey apologises greatly for any and all inconvenience and looks forward to continuing his US tour.”

The latest cancellation comes as Morrissey was forced to postpone dates in the US back in October after he returned to the UK to be with his mother who was taken ill.

Picture courtesy of Caligvla, with thanks

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