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Morrissey Cancels Entire Tour Over Health Issues

The Associated Press, Friday, March 15, 2013, 5:00pm (PDT)

Billboard -- Morrissey has canceled all remaining dates on his planned North American tour.

Citing "medical reasons," a statement says the former Smiths frontman has chosen not to proceed with 22 planned dates across the U.S. The singer has been suffering from mounting health issues over the past months, including a bleeding ulcer, Barrett's esophagus and double pneumonia.

"Despite his best efforts to try to continue touring, Morrissey has to take a hiatus and will not be able to continue on the rest of the tour," the statement reads. "Morrissey thanks all of his fans for their well wishes and thoughts."

The tour, whose start was delayed by those health issues, nonetheless kicked off with a bang in Los Angeles with back-to-back dates earlier this month at Staples Center and Hollywood High School, in which the singer appeared to be in good health, spirits and voice.

Disappointed fans are directed to collect their refunds at point of purchase.

The full list of canceled dates:

3/18 Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall 3/19 Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theatre 3/22 Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum 3/23 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater 3/27 Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom 3/29 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium 3/30 Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Center 4/2 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel 4/3 Richmond, VA @ National 4/6 Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater 4/8 Flint, MI @ Whiting Auditorium 4/9 Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theater 4/12 Beaumont, TX @ Jefferson Theater 4/13 Pharr, TX @ Pharr Entertainment Center 4/15 Dallas, TX @ Palladium 4/16 Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall 4/19 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater 4/20 Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 4/23 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls 4/26 Denver, CO @ Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre 4/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall 4/30 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

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Find more online: Billboard.com

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