Poor health has forced Morrissey to disappoint his American contingent by cancelling the remaining 22 shows of his U.S tour. This is just the latest health-related performance-stopper for the aging rocker, and it begs the question: has he had enough?

These aren’t minor ailments. Morrissey has been suffering, in recent months, from a bleeding ulcer, a condition of the oesophagus and double pneumonia. All of these are capable of killing a man, so we wouldn’t be surprised if The Smiths star hung up his microphone, and, probably most importantly for his health, eased it up on the controversial comments; bleeding ulcers are often related to stress. And he gets a lot of that every time he makes an allegedly racist comment. "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,” explained his publicist in a statement. "Morrissey thanks all of his fans for their well wishes and thoughts."

MorrisseyHave we seen the last of this?

On January 31 a posting from Morrissey appeared on the fan website True To You saying: "The reports of my death have been greatly understated. Once admitted to the William Beaumont Hospital at Royal Oak in Michigan, I received treatment for concussion, a bleeding ulcer, and Barrett's oesophagus. The positive from all of this is that there are now no known ailments left for me to try."