It was recently reported that our favourite curmudgeon Morrissey had been admitted to hospital in the U.S. for a bleeding ulcer, leading to the cancellation of a number of tour dates. In typical Moz fashion, he has commented on the issue in a blog post on his fan-site True-to-You - and it's a very entertaining read. Read it below.

The reports of my death have been greatly understated. Once admitted to the William Beaumont Hospital at Royal Oak in Michigan, I received treatment for concussion, a bleeding ulcer, and Barrett's esophagus. The positive from all of this is that there are now no known ailments left for me to try.

I am fully determined to resume the tour on February 9 at the Chelsea Ballroom in Las Vegas. If there's an audience of any kind in attendance, I just might die with a smile on my face, after all. If I am not there, I shall probably never again be anywhere. Equally, I am determined to play Flint (Michigan) if it kills me (which, on the face of it, it almost has.)

Thank you to everyone present at both Brooklyn (New York) and Melbourne (Australia) during recent weeks for two of the best nights of what might charitably be termed my "career". My debt to you will outlive time itself.

pause at my headstone,


31 January 2013

Get well soon Steven!