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Morrissey cancels remaining U.S. tour dates due to illness

June 11, 2014



London, Jun 11 (EFE).- Irreverant British singer-songwriter Morrissey has canceled the remaining nine dates of his current U.S. tour after collapsing and being hospitalized following a concert, the artist said Wednesday in a YouTube message.

The 55-year-old erstwhile front man of the alternative rock band The Smiths said it was with "unimaginable sorrow" that he was scrapping the tour, which was to include a performance with British pop singer Cliff Richard on June 21 in New York.

Morrissey said on YouTube that he collapsed after a concert last Saturday in Boston due to a "horrendous cold" contracted in Miami.

In 2013, the artist canceled several U.S. tour dates due to a bleeding ulcer, an esophagus abnormality and pneumonia.

Morrissey - an outspoken animal rights activist and staunch critic of the British monarchy - is best known as the former lead singer of The Smiths, which earned critical and popular success in the 1980s on the strength of the band's witty lyrics and mordant sense of humor and Johnny Marr's jangly guitar-playing style. EFE

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