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After Pneumonia, Health Scares, Morrissey Told To Call It Quits By Doctors

MorrisseyAfter a string of serious health problems, out singer Morrissey has been cautioned by his doctors to retire from performing.

Earlier this month, Morrissey, 53, was rushed to a hospital with pneumonia and was forced to cancel concert dates in North America. He’s also suffered from anemia, stomach ulcers and Barrett’s esophagus, in which the lining of the throat is damaged by stomach acid, MSN reports.

“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,” Morrissey tells radio station Reactor 105.7 in Mexico, where he’s recuperating. “I was on lots of IV┬ádrips 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 anemic, but I’m still receiving ongoing treatment and I am very optimistic now.”

The former Smiths front man says his recent bout of pneumonia and other maladies was the result of the anemia. “I had lost so much blood, so the immune defenses were very, very low and couldn’t cope with anything. The slightest gust of wind and I would have a terrible cold.”

He told the interviewer he’s been told to retire but explained “it’s difficult for me because it’s very ingrained in me.”

On:           Mar 22, 2013
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    • gollygeegaygoy

      ‘Out’ ?

      Mar 22, 2013 at 1:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • john0208


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      Mar 22, 2013 at 10:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erikwm

      Anemia? Probably because he doesn’t eat meat.

      Mar 23, 2013 at 2:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • frshmn

      I don’t want to make assumptions, which are unfortunately raised whenever an older gay gets sick, but I really hope if he was indeed HIV+ he would be open about it.

      Mar 23, 2013 at 7:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • z

      Morrissey has never been “out”. You made this mistake in your last article on him as well. His sexuality has been the subject of rumors for years, rumors which he has encouraged with lots innuendo and hint-dropping. Still, he’s never officially made any public declaration regarding his sexuality.

      Mar 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi

      Meat is murder
      Milk is rape
      but what really tastes good
      is deep fried ape
      So grab that primate by the paw
      and serve him up with fresh coleslaw

      Mar 24, 2013 at 12:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      Anemia……does this mean he should start eating red meat again…I’ve known a few male friends who got very sick trying to go vegetarian….

      Mar 24, 2013 at 11:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dionte

      I’ve been a vegetarian for 28 years, I need to look anemia up because I will never eat meat.

      Mar 24, 2013 at 1:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA

      There are synthesized epoetin injectables that can stimulate red blood cells, but they need to find the cause of the anemia, be it kidney disease, myeloma cancers, ulcers, or nutritional. Get well soon.

      Mar 24, 2013 at 3:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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