British rock singer Morrissey is postponing six performances
on his US tour due to a bleeding ulcer, his spokeswoman said.
"Morrissey is expected to make a full recovery and thanks
everyone concerned for their support during this time," his
representative Lauren Papapietro said in a statement.
Morrissey, the former lead singer for 1980s alternative rock
band The Smiths, checked into Beaumont Hospital on Friday in
the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak, Papapietro said.
She declined to say if he remains hospitalised.
Due to his bleeding ulcer, Morrissey is postponing his
upcoming shows in Asheville, North Carolina; Nashville,
Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; Lawrence, Kansas; Clear Lake,
Iowa; and Lincoln, Nebraska, Papapietro said.
He plans to resume his tour on Feb. 9 in Las Vegas.
Due to an illness in his band, Morrissey, 53, cancelled his
show Thursday in Flint, Michigan, and postponed a Friday
night performance in Minneapolis and another engagement set
for Saturday night in Chicago, Papapietro said.
Morrissey, whose hits include "First of the Gang to Die" and
"Irish Blood, English Heart," toured North America last fall,
played some shows in Australia and New Zealand in December
and returned to the United States this month.
He kicked off his latest tour with a performance of his
unreleased song "Action is My Middle Name" on "The Late Show
with David Letterman" in New York.