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Morrissey advised to quit music after latest hospital stay

By | Published on Friday 22 March 2013


Morrissey has spoken about his recent health problems with Mexican radio station Reactor 105.7, saying that while he’s “had a very bad time” recently, he’s now “very optimistic” that he’s on the road to recovery.

As previously reported, Morrissey has suffered various health complaints since the beginning of the year, which have resulted in numerous hospital stays and many cancelled shows on his US tour. Speaking to the radio station, the singer said: “I had a very bad time. I had internal bleeding and I was rushed into hospital and I had lost a lot of blood. They tried to patch me together over the following five weeks but it didn’t work. I was on lots of IV drips for almost five weeks and each time it seemed as though I was back to robust health I would decline… I had lost so much blood I had become anaemic but I’m still receiving ongoing treatment and I am very optimistic now”.

He continued: “It almost became absurd the number of things that happened to me but everything just attacked me at once. The double pneumonia – everything was really a result of the fact I had lost so much blood, so the immune defences were very, very low and couldn’t cope with anything, so therefore the slightest gust of wind and I would have a terrible cold”.

Asked if he might retire from music as a result of all these health problems, he said: “I have been cautioned to, but it’s difficult for me because it’s very ingrained in me”.