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Sick Morrissey postpones South American dates

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Jul 10, 2013 | 5:38pm EDT

Morrissey's health is costing him gigs again - the rocker has been forced to scrap a string of South American dates due to food poisoning. The Suedehead singer has postponed his tour and returned to his native England to seek help from his doctor. Reports suggest members of Morrissey's band have also fallen ill and cannot perform. The former The Smiths star has been cursed with poor health in the past eight months - he postponed and cancelled a number of tour dates in March (13) after he was diagnosed separately with double pneumonia, a bleeding ulcer, and throat condition Barrett's oesophagus after months of illness. He recently told Chilean newspaper La Tercera his health scare was sparked by a collapse in his hotel room in January (13), and his condition was so serious medics feared he would die. The singer said, "It was terrible. I had played in January in Ohio, and I was perfect, but the next night at the hotel I collapsed. I lost consciousness and when I recovered, I was covered in black blood and did not know what it was. I was taken to a hospital (where doctors) quickly discovered I had an ulcer, Barrett's esophagus, and then (it) all finished in double pneumonia."

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