This comes only two months after Morrissey was hospitalized in Michigan for a bleeding ulcer, forcing him to shut down some performances at that time as well. Earlier this month, he contracted double pneumonia.
In a statement, publicist Laren Papapietro told fans Morrissey did his best to remain in action, but was overcome, health-wise:
Despite his best efforts to try to continue touring, Morrissey has to take a hiatus and will not be able to continue on the rest of the tour... Morrissey thanks all of his fans for their well wishes and thoughts.
There is no official word on when he may perform again in the states, but anyone with tickets to the cancelled shows will be able to have their money refunded at the venues where they were purchased, according to Papapietro.
Aside from his health issues, Morrissey made entertainment headlines around the globe after accusing the royal family of causing the death of a nurse who was the victim of an Australian radio show prank and declining to appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" upon learning that the hunters from "Duck Dynasty" were scheduled on the same date, as he is a vocal animal rights activist.