Former Smiths frontman cancels another gig following Swindon incident
Morrissey has been discharged from hospital after collapsing on stage in Swindon last night (October 24) with breathing difficulties.
The former Smiths frontman fell to the ground as he was performing opening song ‘This Charming Man‘ at the Oasis Leisure Centre before two of his band members carried him offstage.
“Good evening… probably,” he said before opening the show with what would be his only song.
Onlookers said he appeared to be “straining” to perform, “wincing” as he did so, and when the song came to the end he sagged to his knees and slumped to the stage.
He was then taken to Great Western Hospital, at around 9pm, where he was kept in overnight.
A Great Western Hospital spokeswoman said he was kept in overnight as a “precautionary measure” but was “much improved” and had been discharged, reports BBC News.
A statement posted on his website itsmorrisseysworld.com also read today (October 25): “Morrissey is in stable condition after his collapse in Swindon Saturday night. Thanks go out to all his well wishers, more information will be posted as soon as it is available.”
He added: “Latest Moz update. He is resting and hoping to finish these dates, inc. Albert hall onTuesday. Will keep you posted as and when.
“Am sending flowers to Moz this afternoon, and cupcakes! Will update re health and tour-dates as and when. Peace out.”
But Morrissey‘s spokewoman has now said in a statement that his gig in Bournemouth tomorrow night (October 26) has been postponed.
The statement read: “The Morrissey concert at Bournemouth Academy on Monday, October 26 will not take place on medical advice.
“This follows his hospitalisation on Saturday night in Swindon. Morrissey has now been released from hospital and is under doctors’ instruction to rest. Event organisers apologise for this unavoidable situation.”
Ticket holders for Bournemouth and the abandoned Swindon Oasis concert are being advised to hold on to their tickets and await news regarding potential new dates or a refund.