Morrissey in Stable Condition, Planning to Resume Tour After On-Stage Collapse

October 26, 2009  |  3:45pm

After this weekend's on-stage collapse and an overnight hospital stay, sources report that Morrissey is in stable condition and will continue his European tour minus one date.

The former Smiths frontman is postponing tonight's O2 Bournemouth Academy show, citing doctors' orders to rest and recover from the respiratory problems that cut short his Saturday night Swindon, U.K. performance.

"He kept putting his hand up to his mouth as if he felt sick," one fan in attendance at the Swindon show told the BBC, adding, "He didn't look particularly comfortable."

Earlier this year, Morrissey canceled four February and March performances in Florida, followed by another show in May. Four years ago, fans dealt with rumors of retirement when a source suggested that the singer "has never wanted to become an aging rocker."

Fans who purchased tickets to Saturday and tonight's shows are asked to stand by for information on refunding and potential rescheduling. Meanwhile, Morrissey's collection of B-Sides and live performances, Swords, is out today in the U.K. as scheduled.

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