A tired Morrissey has confirmed that his tour of South America is off. The singer, who blames a "lack of funding," seems as if he’s ready to quit touring all-together. "Cancellations and illness have sucked the life out of all of us," he wrote, "and the only sensible solution seems to be the art of doing nothing."

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The tour seemed doomed from the outset, with Morrissey penning in the dates after recovering from double pneumonia and a bleeding ulcer – he could have died but intended to carry on touring. Then, with no real explanation, dates in Mexico were cancelled.

"In a year when far too many disappointments have been buried, this really is the last of many final straws," Morrissey explained on the blog True to You. "I am informed today that the projected tour of South America is snuffed out ... It's quite easy to sell tickets, yet [apparently] impossible to transport band and crew from F to G." (via The Guardian)

It’s unclear as to where Morrissey’s claims of lack of funding stem from. Perhaps travelling with his poor health has meant insurance is too expensive – something promoters aren’t willing to pay for, or perhaps he isn’t selling enough tickets – something his promoters have denied. The ever-poetic ex-Smiths frontman gave a typically florid statement to his fans.

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"The future is suddenly absent, and my apologies are now so frequent as to be somewhat ridiculous," he wrote this week. "The collapse of South America [brings] the curtain down with a colossal thud, and the major problems remain as insoluble now as they were in 2009. The obvious conclusion stares back at me from the mirror, and the wheels are finally off the covered wagon … I shall see you in my dreams."