I have been cautioned to [quit music], but it's difficult for me because it's very ingrained in me.
Earlier this month the singer was forced to cancel the remaining dates in his North American tour when he was diagnosed with pneumonia and a stomach ulcer. His attempts to reschedule the dates have been thwarted as his medical bills have left unable to get insurance.
His list of complaints reads:
...a series of maladies, including double pneumonia, a bleeding ulcer and a gastrointestinal problem called Barrett's esophagus.
Throughout the rest of the interview with Reactor 105.7, Morrissey said:
I had a very bad time, I had internal bleeding and I was rushed into hospital and I had lost a lot of blood. They tried to patch me together over the following five weeks but it didn't work. ... I was on lots of IV drips for almost five weeks, and each time it seemed as though I was back to robust health, I would decline. I had lost so much blood I had become anemic, but I'm still receiving ongoing treatment and I am very optimistic now...
It almost became absurd the number of things that happened to me, but everything just attacked me at once. The double pneumonia - everything was really a result of the fact I had lost so much blood, so the immune defenses were very, very low and couldn't cope with anything, so therefore the slightest gust of wind and I would have a terrible cold...