"...it’s difficult for me"

Morrissey has revealed that a health professional recently "cautioned" him to retire.

Morrissey has endured a troubled start to 2013. Working entirely on his own, the singer was forced to postpone a series of North American shows due to ill health. Suffering a bleeding ulcer and two bouts of pneumonia, it seems that the Smiths legend is in dire need of rest.

Making a rare appearance on radio recently, Morrissey went as far as to state that a health professional had "cautioned" him to retire. Speaking to Mexican radio station Reactor 105.7 (via NME), Morrissey revealed that he “has been cautioned to (retire), but it’s difficult for me because it’s very ingrained in me.”

“I had a very bad time” the singer insisted. “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.”

Morrissey explained that much of his continuing health issues result from that initial battle with a bleeding ulcer. “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 defenses were very, very low and couldn’t cope with anything, so therefore the slightest gust of wind and I would have a terrible cold.”

Get well soon, Mozza!


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