• Morrissey statement - TTY; Denver (2/21), Salt Lake City (2/22) and San Francisco (2/24) postponed; tour resumes with performance on Jimmy Kimmel (2/26)

    Statement 16 February 2013 - true-to-you.net

    Statement:

    I am terribly sorry that the next three shows have been moved back. The worst is for the best. I am certainly on the road to recovery, but caution and prevention demand further IV blood work lest I keel over and die before your very eyes. I apologize to an almost annoying degree for any trouble I've caused to anyone by way of travel plans and dog-sitters and ticket-outlay and re-molded hairstyles. I should be as fit as a ferret for San Diego. Please don't be too appalled if you see me out and about this week in the Hollywood area. Perversely, it's all in accordance with doctor's orders: to have myself re-integrated with the call of the greasepaint and the smell of the crowd; the flash of light and the full thrust of mosh-pit sound. Illness turns the body into a complete stranger, and I'll be testing the capabilities of my strides at the most unlikely music shows this week. The will to get on with it runs strong. Even death can be used as a springboard. For those scholars who are heatedly curious, my ulcer is now under reins, even if neither asleep nor dead, but the continued cause for concern is a slightly embarrassing absence of blood – most of which the bleeding ulcer relieved me of. Anemia sets its own terms with quite obvious biological conclusions, and I have spent these last weeks under expert medical care in Los Angeles with an almost erotic dependency on various IV drips. Sitting around reading indecent books is no substitute for continuing the tour, but my progress holds great promise and Flint shall not escape quite so lightly. We are all at the mercy of biological chance, and I once again beg for your liberal tolerance. If you bump into me this week at a heavy rock show, please understand that I'm lowering myself into the cut and thrust after weeks on ice - horizontal, with sockets empty of eyes. In the midst of the abyss, I'm saved by the news that tickets for the tour continue to sell very well, and my straightjacket twitches with excited gratitude. But the patient must be patient. Our goal, now, is San Diego, by which time my blood-work shall have finally taken its course and I shall be shot from a cannon and might even be equipped with an extra eye. We just never know, do we? Being on life's danger list, I've found, actually prevents you from thinking about how you are, and there's a bread-like warmth in giving in to whatever was meant for you and whatever wasn't. The only critical mistake might be to confuse your pre-med with creativity - which is certainly worth the confusion if it renders you not fully present in your own life. Finally, I gorge myself on thanks for the many and varied messages of support that I've received over these recent four weeks. They have yanked me out of prolonged mood dips and cured a crisis of spirits. I fully realize that the word 'cancellation' in every known dictionary is followed by my own name, but no morale drops as low as my own at the mere suggestion of re-jigging shows. I sincerely ask for your pardon and your understanding. As for those of you who claim to now be officially sick to death of me - if this is really true, then why exactly are you reading this? As a matter of fact, I am even prepared to humble myself to nothing before those who carp; you see, any hospital-stay leaves us in danger of becoming unnecessarily agreeable. Life will right itself.

    Whatever happens, I love you.

    Morrissey
    Los Angeles
    16 February 2013


    nothappynotsad posted the statement (original post) from the Morrissey Official Facebook page:

    As the doctor has ordered additional rest for MORRISSEY, the upcoming engagements in Denver (2/21), Salt Lake City (2/22) and San Francisco (2/24) will need to be rescheduled. 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 shortly. MORRISSEY thanks everyone concerned for their well wishes and looks forward to getting back on the road. The tour will resume with a performance on Live with Jimmy Kimmel on February 26 followed by six shows on the West Coast including a sold-out concert in Los Angeles at Staples Center on March 1.
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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by MORRIZSEY View Post
      http://true-to-you.net/morrissey_news_130216_01

      Statement 16 February 2013




      Statement:


      I am terribly sorry that the next three shows have been moved back. The worst is for the best. I am certainly on the road to recovery, but caution and prevention demand further IV blood work lest I keel over and die before your very eyes. I apologize to an almost annoying degree for any trouble I've caused to anyone by way of travel plans and dog-sitters and ticket-outlay and re-molded hairstyles. I should be as fit as a ferret for San Diego. Please don't be too appalled if you see me out and about this week in the Hollywood area. Perversely, it's all in accordance with doctor's orders: to have myself re-integrated with the call of the greasepaint and the smell of the crowd; the flash of light and the full thrust of mosh-pit sound. Illness turns the body into a complete stranger, and I'll be testing the capabilities of my strides at the most unlikely music shows this week. The will to get on with it runs strong. Even death can be used as a springboard. For those scholars who are heatedly curious, my ulcer is now under reins, even if neither asleep nor dead, but the continued cause for concern is a slightly embarrassing absence of blood – most of which the bleeding ulcer relieved me of. Anemia sets its own terms with quite obvious biological conclusions, and I have spent these last weeks under expert medical care in Los Angeles with an almost erotic dependency on various IV drips. Sitting around reading indecent books is no substitute for continuing the tour, but my progress holds great promise and Flint shall not escape quite so lightly. We are all at the mercy of biological chance, and I once again beg for your liberal tolerance. If you bump into me this week at a heavy rock show, please understand that I'm lowering myself into the cut and thrust after weeks on ice - horizontal, with sockets empty of eyes. In the midst of the abyss, I'm saved by the news that tickets for the tour continue to sell very well, and my straightjacket twitches with excited gratitude. But the patient must be patient. Our goal, now, is San Diego, by which time my blood-work shall have finally taken its course and I shall be shot from a cannon and might even be equipped with an extra eye. We just never know, do we? Being on life's danger list, I've found, actually prevents you from thinking about how you are, and there's a bread-like warmth in giving in to whatever was meant for you and whatever wasn't. The only critical mistake might be to confuse your pre-med with creativity - which is certainly worth the confusion if it renders you not fully present in your own life. Finally, I gorge myself on thanks for the many and varied messages of support that I've received over these recent four weeks. They have yanked me out of prolonged mood dips and cured a crisis of spirits. I fully realize that the word 'cancellation' in every known dictionary is followed by my own name, but no morale drops as low as my own at the mere suggestion of re-jigging shows. I sincerely ask for your pardon and your understanding. As for those of you who claim to now be officially sick to death of me - if this is really true, then why exactly are you reading this? As a matter of fact, I am even prepared to humble myself to nothing before those who carp; you see, any hospital-stay leaves us in danger of becoming unnecessarily agreeable. Life will right itself.


      Whatever happens, I love you.


      Morrissey
      Los Angeles
      16 February 2013
      We love you too, Moz.
    1. Dave2006's Avatar
      Dave2006 -
      Get well soon Moz

      Still has a great way with words "continued cause for concern is a slightly embarrassing absence of blood – most of which the bleeding ulcer relieved me of."

      Dave
    1. nothappynotsad's Avatar
      nothappynotsad -
      As the doctor has ordered additional rest for MORRISSEY, the upcoming engagements in Denver (2/21), Salt Lake City (2/22) and San Francisco (2/24) will need to be rescheduled. 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 shortly. MORRISSEY thanks everyone concerned for their well wishes and looks forward to getting back on the road. The tour will resume with a performance on Live with Jimmy Kimmel on February 26 followed by six shows on the West Coast including a sold-out concert in Los Angeles at Staples Center on March 1.
    1. Uncleskinny's Avatar
      Uncleskinny -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave2006 View Post
      Get well soon Moz

      Still has a great way with words "continued cause for concern is a slightly embarrassing absence of blood – most of which the bleeding ulcer relieved me of."

      Dave
      Well, it could be just a medical fact. I could equally say "...continued cause for concern is arthritis in my wrists, which has relieved me of some articulation in the hands". His statement and my statement are true, but his is funnier. Unless you want to laugh at me.

      Look, I've had a couple of beers, OK?

      P.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      as you said in pittsburgh, moz -- you take care of you. looking forward to your healthy return, to flint, and with statements like this, looking forward to your book as well.
    1. nothappynotsad's Avatar
      nothappynotsad -
      Old news.
    1. CrystalGeezer's Avatar
      CrystalGeezer -
      He's funny.

      The Bootleg Theater is tiny and lovely. New to LA if you see a show playing there I recommend.
    1. Amy's Avatar
      Amy -
      What a wonderful, heartfelt note. I've always thought that a lot of Morrissey's TTY missives are usually "in character", and you can tell that's he playing to the gallery a little with the hyperbole and comic misanthropy, but not this time. Proof that when he drops the sour Grandad Groucho act, he's a lovely man. I'd love to know which 'indecent books' he's been reading
    1. viva pffft.'s Avatar
      viva pffft. -
      Quote Originally Posted by MORRIZSEY View Post
      Whatever happens, I love you.

      Morrissey
      The feeling is mutual.
    1. Mrs. Phyllis Torgo's Avatar
      Mrs. Phyllis Torgo -
      I need rest, but I need to go out! I can't perform on stage, but I can go to rock concerts!

      War is peace! freedom is slavery! Ignorance is strength!

      It's astounding how stupid he thinks we are.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Phyllis Torgo View Post
      I need rest, but I need to go out! I can't perform on stage, but I can go to rock concerts!

      War is peace! freedom is slavery! Ignorance is strength!

      It's astounding how stupid he thinks we are.
      I think his perception of us being stupid is accurate in your case though.

      - marred.
    1. Troy's Keen's Avatar
      Troy's Keen -
      For me, a fan forever that has become increasingly concerned about the frequency of dropped dates, this is a spectacular missive. The line "I fully realize that the word 'cancellation' in every known dictionary is followed by my own name" is comic genius. Thanks Moz. See you in March.
    1. HandThatRocksTheCradle's Avatar
      HandThatRocksTheCradle -
      Get Well Soon! If I catch you on the flip-side at the Ryman in Nashville, I'll be a-yellin'. If that can't be arranged, 'tis OK. I've waited, I dunno, almost 30 years to see you live. It will be worth the wait. Ain't jumped ship yet. Just sat on the docks a few times.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Having missed a smiths gig (johny's wrist break) 4 missed concerts in UK through illness and having enjoyed only one song at Swindon I have been on the wrong end of a cancelled gig- Like you all I suffer from unconditional positive regard-however this is this the most connected to his fans that any statement of recent years has been -

      and stop the bloody nonsense about this site by the way. x
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Phyllis Torgo View Post
      I need rest, but I need to go out! I can't perform on stage, but I can go to rock concerts!

      War is peace! freedom is slavery! Ignorance is strength!

      It's astounding how stupid he thinks we are.
      You are clearly a horrible person. It is possible to be incapable of singing but capable of going out.
    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Quote Originally Posted by Troy's Keen View Post
      For me, a fan forever that has become increasingly concerned about the frequency of dropped dates, this is a spectacular missive. The line "I fully realize that the word 'cancellation' in every known dictionary is followed by my own name" is comic genius. Thanks Moz. See you in March.
      This is why you should be able to accept that Moz is the author of MorrisseysWorld
    1. Librarian On Fire's Avatar
      Librarian On Fire -
      God almighty, reading that statement makes me realise how much I love the man. Not only can the man write the most wonderful of lyrics he can write the most wonderful PR releases. So many pale imitators out there. As Amy said, take away the gruff old granddad and he's a lovely man.

      Frustrating for everyone involved, but the comeback will really be worth it.
    1. MozAngeles818's Avatar
      MozAngeles818 -
      Whatever happens, I love you too.
    1. Kewpie's Avatar
      Kewpie -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous View Post
      This is why you should be able to accept that Moz is the author of MorrisseysWorld
    1. realitybites's Avatar
      realitybites -
      Quote Originally Posted by Amy View Post
      What a wonderful, heartfelt note. I've always thought that a lot of Morrissey's TTY missives are usually "in character", and you can tell that's he playing to the gallery a little with the hyperbole and comic misanthropy, but not this time. Proof that when he drops the sour Grandad Groucho act, he's a lovely man. I'd love to know which 'indecent books' he's been reading
      The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
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