Morrissey sidelined from South American shows due to food poisoning
Morrissey has postponed the majority of his South American tour due to health problems and has penned a letter to fans giving more details.
The former Smiths frontman cancelled two concerts in Lima, Peru, last week (7/9-10), and postponed seven other performances in Chile due to a severe case of food poisoning.
"The contaminated jinx had its way via a simple restaurant meal of penne pasta and tomato," Morrissey explained in a note posted at his official fan site,True to You. "Three hours later, both I, and security Liam have collapsed with a deadly and delirious bedridden disease. Five days of round-the-clock medical supervision just barely controls the corrosively toxic food poisoning."
According to the note, Morrissey has returned to Los Angeles to be treated by his doctor. He plans to return to South America for a July 28 show in Buenos Aires, Argentina, followed by three Brazilian shows through early August.
In March, the 54-year-old singer pulled the plug on a North American theater trek due to double pneumonia, a bleeding ulcer and a gastrointestinal issue called Barrett's esophagus.
16 - Rancagua, Chile - Monticello Grand Casino (Postponed)
18 - Puerto Montt, Chile - Arena Puerto Montt (Postponed)
19 - Concepcion, Chile - Gimnasio Muncipal (Postponed)
22, 23 - Santiago, Chile - Teatro La Cupula (Postponed)
25 - Santiago, Chile - Amanda Club (Postponed)
26 - Santiago, Chile - Movistar Arena (Postponed)
28 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Tecnopolis
30 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Credicard Hall
2 - Brasilia, Brazil - Espaco Iguatemi
4 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Citibank Hall