This year has not been kind to former Smiths frontman, Morrissey. Due to health issues, the singer has had to cancelled several tour stops, but this time, the cancellations are taking place outside of the United States during his South American tour stops.
The singer went onto his fansite, True to You and proceeded to release a rather amusing statement (because what else would you expect from him) where he describes what led to the food poisoning which he contact while eating out. He goes on to describe the meal as a “simple restaurant meal of penne pasta and tomato” which led to him and his entire team ending up in the hospital.
“Three hours later, both I, and security Liam have collapsed with a deadly and delirious bedridden disease. Five days of round-the-clock medical supervision just barely controls the corrosively toxic food poisoning. I know my luck too well. Sorrow replaces joy, and in every dream home a heartache. It could only be me,” he describes in the most hysterical way to describe the illness that they all contacted.
The two dates that he had in Peru (July 9 and 10) as well as the eight he was supposed to spend in Chile (July 15-26) had been scraped. Earlier this year, the singer had suffered from Barrett’s esophagus, a bleeding ulcer and double pneumonia which all resulted in him missing several large chunks of his North American tour. While being interviewed by a Mexican reporter, Morrissey revealed that he had been told to retire from music because of all his health concerns.
Of course, he did what he wanted and went on with his touring schedule until this food poisoning wall came in the way. Since his last update, the singer has returned to his L.A. where his doctor has assured him that he’d be in tip-top shape for his upcoming shows in Argentina (July 28) and Brazil (July 30, Aug. 2 and Aug. 4).