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Morrissey leaves Warsaw stage after being heckled by fan – watch

It is said singer was subjected to 'extremely offensive abuse'

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Morrissey stormed off stage mid-show after being heckled by a fan in Poland.

The Smiths' frontman was only 25 minutes into his gig at Warsaw’s Klub Studola on Wednesday night when he cut the performance short by walking offstage, leaving fans chanting his name.

According to event organiser Live Nation, Morrissey left because an audience member hurled "extremely offensive and chauvinistic" abuse at him.

A statement on the organiser’s Polish Facebook page read: "In the course of today’s concert for an indication of the barn in Warsaw, one of the spectators standing close to the scene said extremely offensive and chauvinistic words at the artist.

"The situation had forced the artist to leave the scene."

It has since been reported that the audience member made reference to Morrissey’s recent cancer diagnoses. A fellow gig-goer told Mail Online: "Someone shouted about him having cancer and he asked security to remove him. And then he just walked offstage and didn’t come back."

A video from the night (see below) shows the star responding to an earlier comment by telling a fan: "Is that funny? That wasn’t very nice."



Fans at the Warsaw gig have been offered tickets to the singer’s concert in Krakow tonight for free.

Morrissey, 55, recently revealed he has been treated for cancerous tissue in his body. "If I die, then I die," the star said. "And if I don’t, then I don’t. Right now I feel good."

The singer is due to play at London's O2 Arena next Saturday (November 29).

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