Lifestyle & Belief

Morrissey cancels US tour dates due to illness


Singer Morrissey performs during day one of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2009 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2009 in Indio, California.


Kevin Winter

Morrissey has cancelled 22 concerts in the US due to medical reasons.

The 53-year-old, who was due to perform at Liberty Hall in Kansas on Monday, had already pulled out of 21 gigs earlier this year after suffering a series of medical problems, BBC reported.

His publicist Lauren Papapietro said in a press release Saturday that a "series of mishaps" had made it impossible for the singer to continue touring.

These mishaps included a bleeding ulcer, Barrett's oesophagus and double pneumonia, his publicist said.

Papapietro said despite his best efforts to try to continue touring for his fans, Morrissey had "taken a hiatus and will not be able to continue on the rest of the tour", the Hollywood Reporter said.

She added: "Morrissey thanks all of his fans for their well-wishes and thoughts. Refunds for the remaining shows are available at point of purchase."