Morrissey, circa 2009

Morrissey’s year of medical maladies continues, with the former Smiths frontman today announcing that he was treated and discharged from Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for a concussion (his second in a year), whiplash and an arm injury — although in his typically cryptic fashion, Moz didn’t bother to explain what happened to him.

As usual, Morrissey’s statement came via quasi-official fansite True To You, and in it he also thanks the medical staff at Cedars-Sinai for their “outstanding level of care and attention.”

Morrissey’s latest medical mishap follows a severe bought of food poisoning, brought on, he claimed, by a bad plate of penne pasta, that resulted in the cancellation of his South American tour this past summer.

Before that, Morrissey canceled the remainder of his U.S. tour this past spring — a trek already rescheduled from the previous fall, and marred by postponed shows — over “a series of medical mishaps over the past few months including a bleeding ulcer, Barrett’s esophagus and double pneumonia.”

Adding to that list, Moz also revealed in January that he’d suffered a concussion, too.

Below, read Morrissey’s latest medical update:


2 November 2013

Morrissey has now been discharged from Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles following treatment for concussion, whiplash and an arm injury. Morrissey would like to thank the medical staff at Cedars-Sinai for their “outstanding level of care and attention”.






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