Despite recent reports, Morrissey released a statement via fansite True-to-You to clarify the state of his health and remaining U.S. tour dates.
The former Smiths frontman had to cancel a total of nine shows during the remaining weeks of January and the beginning of February due to reports of a bleeding ulcer.
Read Morrissey’s full statement below:
“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 esophagus. The positive from all of this is that there are now no known ailments left for me to try.
I am fully determined to resume the tour on February 9 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,
31 January 2013.
Morrissey plans to resume touring in the following cities. The list is below.
Morrisey Tour Dates:
Las Vegas, Nev. @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
10 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Marquee Theatre
12 - El Paso, Texas @ Tricky Falls
13 - Austin, Texas @ Austin Music Hall
15 - Pharr, Texas @ Pharr Events Center
16 - Beaumont, Texas @ Jefferson Theater
18 - Dallas, Texas @ Palladium
21 - Denver, Colorado @ Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
22 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kingsbury Hall
24 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Davies Symphony Hall
27 - San Diego, Calif. @ Balboa Theatre
1 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ Staples Center*
2 - Sparks, Nev. @ John Ascuaga’s Nugget – Rose Ballroom
4 - Davis, Calif. @ Robert Mondavi Center at UC Davis
6 - Seattle, Wash. @ Moore Theatre
8 - Portland, Ore. @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
9 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Regency Ballroom
with Patti Smith