Morrissey has canceled his tour. All the remaining 22 planned dates on the North American concert circuit have been dropped with no rescheduling due to the artist’s “mounting health issues,” a spokesperson for the tour has announced and the Hollywood Reporter reports on Friday, March 15. The singer has been plagued for several months with problems that range from a bleeding ulcer to double pneumonia.
The Morrissey canceled tour, which started strong in its first few Los Angeles outings, has proved to be too much for Morrissey’s failing health. He also suffers from Barrett’s esophagus, which is a side symptom of GERD, a gastroesophageal disease which can lead to cancer. All this personal chaos can make singing in concert an insurmountable task.
Tickets purchasers may receive refunds at the point of purchase. The Morrissey tour, with stops from Minneapolis to Texas, was scheduled to last through the end of April, ending at the Warfield in San Francisco.
Steven Morrissey is a singer and lyricist, most popular in the 80s, but he has been called “one of the most influential artists ever” by NME music magazine. His songs resonate with lyrics filled with doomed relationships and unrequited love. They can be dramatic. They can be bleak. Fans wish him all the best.