Morrissey Cancels Remaining North American Tour Dates

2013-03-18

Story by Anne Erickson

Former Smiths singer Morrissey has been forced to cancel his 2013 North American trek

Morrissey isn’t going to be able to finish his North American tour. The former Smiths singer’s constant health problems are causing him to back out of the trek. All in all, 22 dates have been cancelled, starting with a show that was set to take place tonight (March 18) in Lawrence, Kan., and ending with a stop on May 1 in San Francisco, Calif.

In a message posted on his official Facebook page, the singer and songwriter’s rep states, “Despite his best efforts to try to continue touring, Morrissey has to take a hiatus and will not be able to continue on the rest of the tour. Morrissey thanks all of his fans for their well wishes and thoughts. Refunds for the remaining shows are available at point of purchase.” The rep adds that the reason, of course, is due to “a series of medical mishaps over the past few months including a bleeding ulcer, Barrett’s esophagus and double pneumonia.”

The 53-year-old performer recently had to reschedule his stop in San Francisco due to a bout of double pneumonia. He also had to postpone a slew of other shows in order for him to seek treatment for a bleeding ulcer and Barrett’s esophagus, which is a complication of chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease.