Morrissey has been forced to postpone further dates of his North American tour after being diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer.
The 53-year-old former Smiths frontman had to cancel three dates last week, including a gig in Flint, Michigan on Thursday after what was initially being described as a band illnesss. Morrissey's rep has now informed TMZ that the singer will not be able to play his upcoming six dates as he has been advised to rest up at a hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.
While he is expected to make a full recovery, Morrissey has rescheduled six other concerts which were due to take place in Asheville, N.C., Nashville, Tenn., Atlanta, GA., Lawrence, Kans., Clear Lake, Iowa., and Lincoln, Neb. The rest of the tour will resume on February 9 in Las Vegas.
A statement from Morrissey's rep reads: “Morrissey apologises greatly for any and all inconvenience and looks forward to continuing his U.S. Tour,” before adding that the rescheduled dates will be announced in the next week.
Tickets sales for the show in Flint have already been refunded to disappointed fans, and employees at the Whiting Theatre venue are unsure if and when the cancelled date will be rescheduled.
Before being diagnosed with a “bleeding ulcer”, Morrissey originally underwent tests for a “suspected bladder infection.”