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. // Tour dates at SoundSpike

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."

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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.

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July 2013
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

August 2013
2 - Brasilia, Brazil - Espaco Iguatemi
4 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Citibank Hall

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