Monday 4 February 2013, 12:29 | By

Morrissey explains hospitalisation

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Morrissey

Morrissey has cited “concussion, a bleeding ulcer” and Barrett’s oesophagus – a throat condition that can, in certain cases, prove pre-malignant – as the reasons he was hospitalised last month, causing a number of American gigs to be cancelled. Seemingly since discharged, he adds that he’s “determined” to go on with his US tour “if it kills [him] (which, on the face of it, it almost has)”. Oh, Moz.

The ex-Smith’s clarification via fansite True To You ran thus: “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 oesophagus. The positive from all of this is that there are now no known ailments left for me to try”.

It continued: “I am fully determined to resume the tour on 9 Feb 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, Morrissey”.

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