Morrissey 'almost died' earlier this year as he battled health problems Morrissey Tickets

The former Smiths frontman suffered double pneumonia, a bleeding ulcer and throat condition

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Morrissey

Morrissey has revealed he nearly died earlier this year in an interview with Chilean newspaper La Tercera.

The singer was forced to cancel a host of live dates in January 2013 due to ill health. At the time he was suffering from a bleeding ulcer, double pneumonia and a throat condition called Barrett’s oesophagus.

In the interview, Morrissey explains: "It was terrible. I had played in January in Ohio, and I was perfect, but the next night at the hotel I collapsed. I lost consciousness and when I recovered, I was covered in black blood and did not know what it was."

He continued: "I spent over four weeks on a drip, but I refused a blood transfusion. I managed to do some more shows in the US, but when I arrived in Mexico the doctors told me to stop. Not being able to finish the tour was devastating, but doctors warned me: 'A few weeks ago you almost died, and now you say you'll do 18 shows more? Are you trying to kill yourself?' In fact, I think that was what I was doing."

The former Smiths frontman then went on to say dying doesn’t worry him and it would be "better" for him to die on stage than "on a sofa covered with breadcrumbs."

The release of a new live DVD was recently confirmed, following Morrissey’s performance at a concert held in a Hollywood high school.

Read More On This Artist

Morrissey Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


Buy Morrissey Tickets

from £65

Buy Morrissey Tickets

from £60


Buy Morrissey Tickets

from £45

Buy Morrissey Tickets

from £54


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Morrissey Tickets

from £37


Buy Morrissey Tickets

from £65

Buy Morrissey Tickets


Buy Morrissey Tickets

from £65

Buy Morrissey Tickets

from £52


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Morrissey Tickets

from £54


Buy Morrissey Tickets

from £45

Buy Morrissey Tickets


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Morrissey Tickets

from £70


Buy Morrissey Tickets

from £65

Buy Morrissey Tickets

from £45

back to top

More News
Kanye West performs 'Only One' on 'The Jonathan Ross Show' – watch
Sonic Youth to reissue 'Bad Moon Rising'
Kanye West announces new album title, unveils artwork
Drake matches The Beatles' record of having 14 Billboard Hot 100 songs simultaneously
Iggy Azalea says she quit Twitter as it made her 'want to punch everyone in the face'
Tobias Jesso Jr performs 'How Could You Babe' on 'The Tonight Show' - watch
Frank Turner announces details of solo tour in support of 'The Road Beneath My Feet'
House DJ Lil Louis confirms he is deaf in one ear following Manchester CO2 cannon incident
Dave Grohl stops Foo Fighters gig to give drum stick to blind fan - watch
The Cribs, Peace and Everything Everything lead latest Liverpool Sound City additions
Noel Gallagher on Alt-J: 'One of them's got a moustache, and that's...
Chvrches troll manager with fake 'new material' - watch
ITV deny reports Kanye West 'refused to speak' to Jonathan Ross
Second tree planted in honour of George Harrison after beetles eat original
Action Bronson releases 'Actin Crazy' video – watch
Cold War Kids unveil new video for 'Hot Coals' – watch
Kid Rock is 'flabbergasted' by Beyoncé's popularity
Court rules that Courtney Love is not as famous as Marlon Brando
Skrillex and Diplo's 24-hour DJ set shut down by police
Damon Albarn reveals a new Blur song was inspired by 2014 Sydney hostage siege
Fearne Cotton announces decision to leave BBC Radio 1
Chris Evans to host 20th anniversary episode of 'TFI Friday'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM