Morrissey has revealed that he has undergone a series of cancer treatments after repeatedly being hospitalized over the past year-and-a-half. The former Smiths frontman was diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer in 2013, pneumonia a few months later, food poisoning in July and a respiratory infection in June this year.

MorrisseyMorrissey recently released his first solo album in four years, 'World Peace Is None Of Your Business'

However, in a new Spanish language interview with El Mundo, Morrissey - via the Morrissey-Solo messageboard - said: "They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already, but whatever.If I die, then I die. And if I don't, then I don't. Right now I feel good. I am aware that in some of my recent photos I look somewhat unhealthy, but that's what illness can do. I'm not going to worry about that, I'll rest when I'm dead."

Later in the interview, Morrissey suggested he had reached an age whereby he "should no longer be making music," adding, "Many composers of classical music died at age 34. And I'm still here, and nobody knows what to do with me."

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The singer, who released his first solo album in five years - World Peace is None Of Your Business - in July, also aimed a handful of verbal barbs at the BBC for conspiring against the Yes vote in the recent Scottish referendum. 

"The BBC did everything possible to tilt the vote toward no and never reported on the potential benefits of an independent Scotland," he said. "They speak in the name of democracy only when it suits them."

Despite his recent illnesses, Morrissey began his European tour in Lisbon, Portugal on Monday night (October 6, 2014).

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