Gay Godfather Of Emo Morrissey Battling Double Pneumonia In SF Hospital

Morrissey-001Morrissey, former front man of the Smiths, was diagnosed with double pneumonia on Friday and has been forced to cancel upcoming shows in San Francisco while he recovers.

The openly gay singer, 53, is expected to recover and still plans to headline the Vive Latino festival on March 14 in Mexico City.

A longtime vegan, Morrissey has nonetheless been plagued with health problems—in January he was diafnosed with bleeding ulcers and had to cancel several tour dates.  At the time, he  posted online: “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.”

Don’t tempt fate, Mozzer—we need you on your feet and moping on stage as soon as possible!

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  • 1EqualityUSA

    Get well soon, Amigo. Don’t push yourself too hard.

  • Sohobod

    “A longtime vegan, Morrissey has nonetheless been plagued with health problems…”

    Has “none the less..?”

    His being a vegan, and not getting the nutrients a human needs, is a pretty good indication of why he’s ill and has looked like shit for the last twenty years.

  • Sohobod

    Although, to be fair, I’m not sure his being a vegan the reason he’s a boring, irrelevant, self-opinionated (did I say boring already?) twat.

  • Miss Understood

    Although it’s pretty obvious in his lyrics Morrissey isn’t “openly gay.”

  • boring

    There’s nothing openly gay about Morrissey, that’s his entire shtick.

  • boring

    Seriously, his avoidance of the issue is his attempt to squashing headlines and articles like this.

    Didn’t work to well, huh?

  • Dixie Rect

    I don’t recall him coming out, but maybe he did. Its so hard to keep up. Either way, no one really cares.

  • Tom

    @Sohobod: Vegans can get plenty of nutrients just like Omnivores can, and anyone can have a nutrient deficiency from not eating healthy, vegans and non vegans can still get pneumonia or the flu.

  • oilburner

    Double Pneumonia
    Sounds (0R reads actually)
    LIKE aids 2 me.

  • MikeE

    @oilburner: Yes, because gay people can’t get pneumonia without having AIDS, can they.



    @Sohobod: Bullshit.
    Vegans are overwhelmingly more knowledgable about human nutrition than the general public and even most physicians. And It’s scientifically proven that we can obtain all the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals by eating a varied enough diet. And many of us take supplaments as a fail-safe measure. Morrissey has the money to eat well and receive the best nutritionalist advice, if he so desired.

    He in no way looks under-nourished, if anything quite the reverse — he looks rather overly fond of his carbs. Excess calories are still excess calories, no matter their virtuous source.

    Moreover, the sad fact is you can have the best diet in the world, eschew alcohol and tobacco, and exercise all you like, but ultimately you can’t escape the bad hand your genes have dealt you.

    Now I’m off to do something unspeakable with a a courgette.

  • stadacona

    Another HIV positive closet queen.

  • yaoming

    I guess I didn’t realize you couldn’t have pneumonia without having AIDS. I also guess we’ll find out the truth soon enough if he does.

    p.s. I also hadn’t heard that vegan was an at-risk lifestyle.

  • hamoboy

    @yaoming: Yeah, being vegan isn’t unhealthy. The only thing you’re at risk of when turning vegan is becoming an insufferably smug douche.

  • boring

    Also Emo was an offshoot of ’80s DC Hardcore, so this headline is literally at least 80% factually incorrect.

  • Sohobod

    It’s very telling that people has questioned me on my statements regarding how a vegan diet is unhealthy (which it is BTW), but no one has contradicted what I said about Morrissey being a boring irrelevant twat.

  • 2eo

    @Sohobod: I noticed that. How do you know there’s a vegan around?

    Don’t worry they’ll tell you.

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