Morrissey cancels US show due to 'health concerns’

The former Smiths singer was expected to play in Texas

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Morrissey cancelled his show in San Antonio, Texas last night (April 12) due to health concerns.

According to NME, the former Smiths frontman was performing in Tucson, Arizona on Monday but left the stage during the song 'Everyday Is Like Sunday'. The Arizona Daily Star reports how the singer told the crowd earlier in the night: “I left part of my mouth in Guadalajara."

The San Antonio venue posted a message ahead of the show, which reads: “THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. FOLLOWING HEALTH CONCERNS STEMMING FROM MORRISSEY'S APPEARANCE IN TUCSON, IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT TONIGHT'S SOLD OUT ENGAGEMENT IN SAN ANTONIO AT THE TOBIN CENTER IS CANCELLED TO ALLOW HIM TO FULLY RECUPERATE.”

Morrissey previously cancelled a show in Texas at the end of last year - along with thee other dates - after keyboard player Gustavo Manzur sustained an illness during a Colorado show.

It was Manzur who backed up Morrissey when he walked off stage during the Tucson show, explaining to the crowd: “His voice is shot. You heard it, you heard it. He’s been trying, trying really hard. He came out, he tried. His voice is really shot. We’re sorry. He’s sorry. You know he tried.”

Morrissey announced in an interview last year that cancer treatment was slowing him down.

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