Morrissey Now Has Pneumonia in Both Lungs But Plans to Perform This Week

Moz's extra-musical mishaps veer back toward worrisome

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Morrissey sings in Los Angeles earlier this month / Photo by Getty Images
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Stop us if you think you've heard this one beforeThat joke isn't funny anymore. In recent weeks, Morrissey was trying to turn Los Angeles' Staples Center meatless, and ducking out on late-night TV hosts over something called Duck Dynasty. Earlier, though, the former Smiths singer's extra-musical headlines were of a less-amusing variety, as he repeatedly canceled shows citing health problems

Now the medical concerns are back, and though on the surface they sound more serious than ever, Morrissey plans to return to the stage as early as Thursday. As fan site True to You reported over the weekend, Moz was forced to postpone a San Francisco show while he received treatment for (their quotes) "double pneumonia." According to the report, he's still on track to headline Mexico City's Vive Latino festival on March 14, while the concert at San Fransciso's Regency Ballroom has been pushed back to May 1.

Health worries aside, Morrissey remains as wryly catty as ever. He reportedly apologized for what he called "extreme and silly" venue security during a March 8 show in Portland, Oregon, saying, "Place an obese McDonald's fry girl into a venue security uniform and she is suddenly Eva Braun." Forget about the man's lungs. Clearly, now his heart is full.

Morrissey tour dates:

March 14 - Mexico City, MX @ Vive Latino
March 18 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
March 19 - Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theatre
March 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum
March 23 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
March 27 - Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom
March 29 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
March 30 - Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Center
April 2 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
April 3 - Richmond, VA @ National
April 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
April 8 - Flint, MI @ Whiting Auditorium
April 9 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theater
April 12 - Beaumont, TX @ Jefferson Theater
April 13 - Pharr, TX @ Pharr Entertainment Center
April 15 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium
April 16 - Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
April 19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
April 20 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
April 23 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
April 26 - Denver, CO @ Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
April 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
April 30 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
May 1 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom

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