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Morrissey cautioned to retire due to health issues


Singer Morrissey has opened up about his recent health woes, revealing he was rushed to hospital with serious internal bleeding and has since been warned to retire from music.

The former the Smiths frontman canceled his North American tour earlier this month after suffering a series of setbacks and illnesses including pneumonia, a stomach ulcer and the throat condition Barrett's oesophagus. He is currently recuperating in Mexico, but has taken time out from his period of rest to detail his ongoing health problems, revealing he suffered so much blood loss it sparked anemia and led to a number of other issues.

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Morrissey tells Mexican radio station Reactor 105.7, "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."

Asked if he has been advised to retire from life as a pop star as a result of his poor health, the veteran British singer replies, "I have been cautioned to, but it's difficult for me because it's very ingrained in me."

Mar 27, 2013 6:18PM
I have a sick feeling some of this is sympathetic to his mom's illness.  

Yes, of course I'm also worried that, like Freddie Mercury before him, he's ill and won't tell the world what many suspect until he's on his way out, but I have no proof and neither does anyone else.

Get healthy, Steven Patrick!
Mar 24, 2013 5:30AM
First of all, get your facts straight folks, Morrissey is a vegetarian, not a vegan.  If you knew anything about the man, you'd already know this.  Secondly, I am assuming that those of you who are criticizing his body of work enjoy acts like the Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, etc.  Nothing personal against those particular acts, they are just the first that come to my mind so early in the morning.  Typical acts created by record companies with nothing real or significant to is pretty much everything in the industry today that is popular.  Morrissey is an individual who has the guts to speak about life the way it really isn't's realistic and many of his lyrics have quite a lot of humor if you really listen.  I hope that this great man recovers and comes back stronger than ever.....the world would be a much darker without his voice amid the mediocrity
Mar 22, 2013 1:44PM
This man is a genius and has a catalogue of GREAT SONGS!!!!! I'm sure he is bummed about the advice of his doctors. Hopefully he will still record music even if he doesn't tour any longer. "VIVA MORRISSEY."
I had the same advice for him about 20 years ago.
Mar 21, 2013 2:05PM

no more crappy music! YAY!!!


regards, jo.

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