bronquote:Morrissey 'cautioned' to retire from music because of health worries
The former frontman of The Smiths recently cancelled the remainder of his North American tour
Morrissey has said that he has been 'cautioned' to retire from music, because of his recent health troubles.
Speaking to Mexican radio station Reactor 105.7 – via MSN - the singer said: "I have been cautioned to, but it's difficult for me because it's very ingrained in me."
Morrissey recently cancelled the remainder of his US tour. A statement issued on behalf of the singer cited "medical mishaps" as the reason for the cancellation of the planned shows. Morrissey has been suffering from mounting health issues over the past few months, including Barrett's esophagus, a bleeding ulcer and double pneumonia.
The singer's publicist, Lauren Papapietro, said in a statement: "Despite his best efforts to try to continue touring, Morrissey has to take a hiatus and will not be able to continue on the rest of the tour. Morrissey thanks all of his fans for their well wishes and thoughts."
Speaking to Reactor 105.7, the former frontman of The Smiths said of his hospitalisation:
"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 anaemic, but I'm still receiving ongoing treatment and I am very optimistic now."
He continued: "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."
bronquote:Morrissey autobiography release date confirmed by publishers Penguin Books reveal delayed book will be out on October 17
The release of the book has been delayed numerous times in recent months and appeared to have been pulled entirely at the last minute following a "content dispute" between the singer and publisher. However, a statement published on Morrissey fan site True To You confirms the date the book will be available in the UK and Europe. A US release date has yet to be confirmed.
Morrissey: Autobiography was originally due for release on September 16 but a statement three days prior to that date explained that the book would no longer be available on that date and would not even be published by Penguin. However, Penguin subsequently released a statement of their own claiming that they will still release the book in the UK and Europe but not in America.
In 2011 a spokesperson for Penguin Books said Morrissey's forthcoming autobiography was "a classic in the making". The publisher has said it was keen to enter discussions with the former Smiths frontman, who announced he had finished the 600-page tome that year.
During a 2011 interview with BBC Radio 4's Front Row, Morrissey said he wanted the book to come out on the Penguin Classic series, despite the book franchise normally only ever being bestowed on already-established literary classics rather than new titles.
Over the past year Morrissey has postponed and cancelled a host of tour dates because of his mother's and his own ill health. He recently revealed that he nearly died earlier this year due to medical problems.
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bronquote:HOMOSEKSUELE RELATIE MORRISSEY UIT BOEK GEKNIPT
05 DECEMBER 2013
In oktober 2013 verscheen Morrissey’s autobiografie, waarin de voormalig Smiths-zanger openlijk vertelt over een vroegere homoseksuele relatie. Deze passages zijn echter uit de Amerikaanse versie van het boek geknipt.
Op 3 december 2013 verscheen het boek in de Amerikaanse schappen, zij het met de nodige aanpassingen. Morrissey laat in het boek weten in de jaren negentig een relatie te hebben gehad met fotograaf Jake Walters. Morrissey’s anekdotes en andere details over de liefdesgeschiedenis zijn in de Amerikaanse versie verwijderd, dan wel aangepast. Tevens is fotomateriaal van Walters uit het boek geknipt.
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