Morrissey Reportedly Hospitalized with Pneumonia in San Francisco
Morrissey canceled Saturday's show at S.F.'s Regency Ballroom -- his fourth sequential cancelation in the Bay Area -- because he was hospitalized with double pneumonia, according to reports.
After battling a bladder infection, a bleeding ulcer, and Barrett's esophagus in recent weeks -- and then announcing that he was on the mend -- the 53-year-old former Smiths singer called off yet another San Francisco show, after reportedly being rushed to the hospital. He's now set to play the Warfield on April 30 and the Regency on May 1.
Pneumonia can be a life-threatening condition, but Morrissey performed Friday, the night before his S.F. show, in Portland. A statement on the Moz fan site True to You announced that he hopes to be well enough to play the Vive Latino festival in Mexico City this Thursday.
Morrissey also performed March 1 in L.A. after canceling his Feb. 24 gig at Davies Symphony Hall. Saturday's "postponement" was the fourth bailed-on Bay Area Morrissey show in less than two years. The last time Morrissey actually played a scheduled gig in the Bay Area was Dec. 2, 2009, at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. Since then he's canceled dates on Dec. 1, 2011, Nov. 16, 2012, and Feb. 24 and now March 9 of this year.
We're checking with Morrissey's publicist for the latest details on his condition and will update this if we hear anything back.