Singer Morrissey Told to Retire From Music Due To Failing Health

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Morrissey, 53, has told a Mexican radio station, Reactor 105.7:

I have been cautioned to [quit music], but it’s difficult for me because it’s very ingrained in me.

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Earlier this month the singer was forced to cancel the remaining dates in his North American tour when he was diagnosed with pneumonia and a stomach ulcer. His attempts to reschedule the dates have been thwarted as his medical bills have left unable to get insurance.

His list of complaints reads:

…a series of maladies, including double pneumonia, a bleeding ulcer and a gastrointestinal problem called Barrett’s esophagus.

Throughout the rest of the interview with Reactor 105.7, Morrissey said:

I had a very bad time, I had internal bleeding and I was rushed into hospital and I had lost a lot of blood. They tried to patch me together over the following five weeks but it didn’t work. … I was on lots of IV drips for almost five weeks, and each time it seemed as though I was back to robust health, I would decline. I had lost so much blood I had become anemic, but I’m still receiving ongoing treatment and I am very optimistic now…

It almost became absurd the number of things that happened to me, but everything just attacked me at once. The double pneumonia – everything was really a result of the fact I had lost so much blood, so the immune defenses were very, very low and couldn’t cope with anything, so therefore the slightest gust of wind and I would have a terrible cold…

Morrissey Health Morrissey Cancels Tour Dates Morrissey Insurance.