Morrissey's struggle with "ongoing medical problems" has forced the singer to cancel the rest of his U.S. tour. The trek had already been pushed back to allow Moz to recover from a bleeding ulcer and a throat condition known as Barrett's esophagus, and last week he called off two shows after being diagnosed with double pneumonia.
In a statement on the fan site True-To-You.net, Morrissey said he's reached his physical limits and admits that he's "been a colossal pain where this continuously unpredictable illness is concerned." He adds that the touring he has been able to do this year was "fantastic," and says he hopes there will be more chances to see fans on the road in the future.
Meanwhile, Morrissey also posted an open letter this weekend to one particular fan who recently died. He commended Margaret Dale for her dedication to his music and live shows, and said he hopes, for her, that "death yields the profit of rest, and somehow provides her with a listener." Some have suggested that Dale's death was a suicide, although that has yet to be confirmed. Morrissey ended the letter by criticizing what he called "the constitutional frigidity of a media world now openly obsessed with zombies and morons." He specifically singled out coverage of Victoria Beckham and U.K. royals William and Kate.
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