Morrissey Postpones More Tour Dates to Treat Bleeding Ulcer

2013-02-11

Story by Anne Erickson

Former Smiths singer Morrissey is taking more time off from the road

Morrissey’s health is forcing him to take more time off from playing live shows. Representatives for the ex-Smiths singer have confirmed via a note on Morrissey’s official Facebook page that the performer has postponed five additional stops on his current U.S. tour in order for him to receive treatment for gastrointestinal issues. Thankfully, he’s expected to make a full recovery and return to the road later this month.

“As the doctor has ordered Morrissey to rest for two additional weeks, the upcoming Texas engagements in El Paso (2/12), Austin (2/13), Pharr (2/15), Beaumont (2/16), and Dallas (2/18) will need to be rescheduled,” the post stated. “Morrissey is currently undergoing treatment for a bleeding ulcer and Barrett’s esophagus. The tour will resume as scheduled in Denver at Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre on Feb 21.”

Is a disorder in which the esophagus is damaged by stomach acid and altered to a lining much like that of the stomach, causing heartburn.

Morrissey’s camp is expected to announce rescheduled dates for the postponed concerts in the coming days.