Just when you think you’ve heard it all about the bizarre life of Morrissey, he goes and caps it off by cancelling his entire US tour and blames it on his opening act for giving him a cold…
The former Smiths front-man cancelled two shows last week in Atlanta and Atlanta City, but then returned on Saturday, before scrapping the tour completely.
A statement released said: “It is with great sadness that the remainder of the US Tour has been cancelled. The respiratory infection Morrisey contracted in Miami has worsened, and in the interest of making a full recovery, all further touring plans have been halted. Morrissey thanks his fans for their compassion, understanding, and well-wishes during this difficult period as he recuperates.”
“Difficulties had arisen on May 31st following Kristeen Young’s opening set at the Miami Knight Concert Hall, after which Kristeen confessed to ‘a horrendous cold’, the symptoms of which were passed on to Morrissey resulting in the cancellation of the next show in Atlanta,” the second statement reads. “Morrissey received medical attention in Miami, and once again in Boston, but it was not enough to shake off the virus, the recovery time for which is too lengthy to meet the final 9 shows of the tour.”
But support act Kristeen Young replied to this by saying: “I did not ‘confess to a horrendous cold’. On Monday, June 2nd, I had an allergy attack that was over within 16 hours… I am very sorry that Morrissey is not feeling well. But I will not tolerate these lies…particularly about my health. This is really too much and bizarre.”
And so the controversy surrounding Morrissey continues… Look who’s miserable now, again.