Morrissey Illness Sparks Fears Over Tour
Former THE SMITHS frontman MORRISSEY has scrapped yet more dates on his massive world tour - sparking fears a large chunk of the jaunt will be axed.
The British singer was due to kick off the road trip with a show in Boca Raton, Florida last month (Feb 28), with a further 31 U.S. gigs scheduled before the tour moves to Europe in April, concluding in Russia this June (09).
But he has scrapped a string of dates due to a mystery illness which has seriously affected his voice.
Morrissey has managed just one performance out of the first seven dates so far - and that show, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was cut short when the star struggled to hit the right notes throughout the set.
The following two dates - in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday (07Mar09) and Asheville, North Carolina on Monday (09Mar09) - were axed hours before showtime.
And fans now fear more cancellations will be announced - with some casting doubt on the future of the tour.
Writing online, one says: "What I don't understand is...why he schedules so many shows in a row without a decent break in between. The man is 50 yrs old...that would be hard on anyone...does he really think he can pull that off? My guess is there are many more canceled shows to come."
Another adds: "Morrissey has simply bitten off more than he can chew."
A representative for the singer was unavailable for comment as WENN went to press.