Morrissey has been forced to delay his return to the road on doctor’s advice after he was admitted to hospital last month with a bleeding ulcer and Barrett’s esophagus.
The singer had originally said he would resume an on-off tour of North America in Las Vegas on February 9th, but will now reschedule that date and a subsequent gig in Phoenix before restarting in El Paso on February 12th.
“Due to doctor’s orders, the upcoming engagements with Morrissey in Las Vegas on Sat Feb 9 and in Phoenix on Sun Feb 10 will need to be rescheduled,” a statement reads.
“Morrissey is currently undergoing treatment for a bleeding ulcer and Barrett’s esophagus. These shows are in the process of being rescheduled immediately and all patrons are encouraged to hold on to their tickets as the new dates will be announced within the coming days. Morrissey thanks everyone concerned for their well wishes during this time and hopes for a speedy recovery. The tour will resume as scheduled in El Paso at Tricky Falls on Feb 12.”
A series of shows had already been rescheduled last year when Morrissey left the tour to return to England after his mother was taken ill.