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Morrissey treated in hospital after collapse

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Jun 11, 2014 | 5:00am EDT

Singer Morrissey was rushed to hospital for treatment after collapsing following a concert in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday (07Jun14). The former The Smiths star cancelled all remaining dates on his U.S. tour on Tuesday (10Jun14) after days of uncertainty and several postponed shows as he battled a virus. Now it has emerged he decided to scrap the trek on medical advice after collapsing with an "acute fever" in Boston and receiving medical treatment during a trip to Miami, Florida. He also revealed the reason why his long-term support act Kristeen Young was removed from the tour last week (ends08Jun14) - Morrissey blamed her for giving him a cold. A statement posted on fansite True-to-you.net reads, "On Saturday, June 7th, following the show at Boston Opera House, Morrissey collapsed and was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital where doctors treated Morrissey for 'acute fever'. Difficulties had arisen on May 31st following Kristeen Young's opening set at the Miami Knight Concert Hall, after which Kristeen confessed to 'a horrendous cold', the symptoms of which were passed on to Morrissey resulting in the cancellation of the next show in Atlanta. "For the good of all, Kristeen was asked to step down from the immediate upcoming shows, but instead she decided to leave the tour entirely. Morrissey and the band wish her well and hope she is now in good health. "Morrissey received medical attention in Miami, and once again in Boston, but it was not enough to shake off the virus, the recovery time for which is too lengthy to meet the final 9 shows of the tour." The news has sparked speculation the 55-year-old Suedehead hitmaker will be forced to retire from touring altogether after cancelling his second U.S. trek in as many years due to ill health. Last year (13) he axed 60 dates across North America after suffering a string of illnesses.

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