Morrissey issues health update following cancer treatment

Former Smiths frontman also confirms that next album is 'written'

Morrissey has given an update on his health, saying in a new interview that cancer treatment has “slowed” him down.

The former Smiths frontman revealed in October 2014 that he had undergone a series of cancer-related treatments, stating at the time: “They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already, but whatever. If I die, then I die. And if I don’t, then I don’t.”

He also claimed that he had “officially died for nine minutes” after suffering food poisoning during his South American tour in 2013.


Speaking in a new interview with Israel’s Walla, Moz says: “I think [cancer treatment] has slowed me down considerably because doctors and hospitals and medications are actually very aging in their way, and they can often exhaust you more than whatever medical problem you have. If I’m asked to give any more blood I think I’ll crack up.”

Morrissey also revealed that his next album is already “written” and that he is now looking to “find a distribution deal”.

“It is not possible to find a recording deal, so we would record it ourselves as soon as we can find a distributor who could make it available worldwide,” he says. “There was a time when the music industry served the artist, but now the artist must serve the music industry… which is why everything is now so tasteless.”

Meanwhile, Morrissey recently said in another interview that The Smiths reuniting “doesn’t make sense any more”.