EL PASO, Texas - Morrissey's ongoing health issues have caused him to postpone more concert dates but the El Paso show is still safe.
"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," according to a statement on Morrissey's Facebook page. "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."
Some tickets are still available for the El Paso concert.
Morrissey's current tour has run into some obstacles going back to last year. Several concert dates, including an El Paso show, were postponed in November and December due to the singer's mom falling ill.
Morrissey started postponing/canceling concert dates in late January, at first because of a reported bladder infection and then because of the bleeding ulcer.
On Jan. 31, Morrissey released a statement after six gigs were cancelled:
"The reports of my death have been greatly understated. Once admitted to the William Beaumont Hospital at Royal Oak in Michigan, I received treatment for concussion, a bleeding ulcer, and Barrett's esophagus. The positive from all of this is that there are now no known ailments left for me to try.
"I am fully determined to resume the tour on February 9 at the Chelsea Ballroom in Las Vegas. If there's an audience of any kind in attendance, I just might die with a smile on my face, after all. If I am not there, I shall probably never again be anywhere. Equally, I am determined to play Flint (Michigan) if it kills me (which, on the face of it, it almost has.)
"Thank you to everyone present at both Brooklyn (New York) and Melbourne (Australia) during recent weeks for two of the best nights of what might charitably be termed my "career". My debt to you will outlive time itself."
pause at my headstone,
31 January 2013.