Morrissey really seriously ill?

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Morrissey has cancelled his U.S. tour because he has double pneumonia. He says that he hopes that this is not the end and that there will be other chances. Anyone know how serious this illness really is?

OutdoorFish, Saturday, 16 March 2013 20:25 (six years ago) Permalink

lean got im swervin

sleepingbag, Saturday, 16 March 2013 20:26 (six years ago) Permalink

Dear Morrissey . . .
Morrissey

sleeve, Saturday, 16 March 2013 20:28 (six years ago) Permalink

It's pretty serious if you're elderly, but I think Morrissey might being a tad dramatic. Hope he gets better though!

Everybody wants a piece of the (Viceroy), Saturday, 16 March 2013 20:45 (six years ago) Permalink

pneumonia can kill at any age, worrying for Mozzer IMO

Neil S, Saturday, 16 March 2013 20:47 (six years ago) Permalink

My uncle, who's about the same age as Morrissey, has had pneumonia since December and has been in and out of hospital ever since. It can be pretty nasty.

Des Fusils Pour Banter (ShariVari), Saturday, 16 March 2013 20:48 (six years ago) Permalink

damn! that's a serious bummer! I hope he pulls through.

Everybody wants a piece of the (Viceroy), Saturday, 16 March 2013 20:50 (six years ago) Permalink

I knew a healthy 20yr old who died of it, so yes.

Neil S, Saturday, 16 March 2013 20:50 (six years ago) Permalink

A bloke at work went down with pneumonia and left me with the hospital pass from hell, but he recovered completely over the weekend.

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 16 March 2013 20:53 (six years ago) Permalink

wow, get well Morrissey!

2010 and 2012 World Champions San Francisco Giants (Bee OK), Saturday, 16 March 2013 20:56 (six years ago) Permalink

perhaps some red meat in his diet might help the path to recovery

Jamie_ATP, Sunday, 17 March 2013 12:12 (six years ago) Permalink

Washed down with the fresh blood of a virgin

OutdoorFish, Sunday, 17 March 2013 12:26 (six years ago) Permalink

:(

go to party leather (ENBB), Sunday, 17 March 2013 12:28 (six years ago) Permalink

idk what effect well wishes from the internet can have on pneumonia, but just in case i'll send a double portion to sharivari's uncle and yknow fuck morrissey

mister borges (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 March 2013 13:09 (six years ago) Permalink

Jeez guys

ums (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 17 March 2013 13:36 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

according to Cliff Richard, Morrissey is still in hospital after cancelling his US tour.

OutdoorFish, Monday, 23 June 2014 18:00 (four years ago) Permalink

People on the Morrissey Solo forums talk about Moz having a more serious illness that I won't bother to name here but the recurring, serious bouts of bad health do make me concerned.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 23 June 2014 20:31 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah I get concerned as well, better check the Morrissey Solo forums tonight just to make sure the cunt isn't dead or hasn't mistakenly been buried alive.

xelab, Monday, 23 June 2014 21:02 (four years ago) Permalink

Hope the rumors aren't true

sinister porpoise (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 23 June 2014 21:12 (four years ago) Permalink

This is one racist arsewipe I will not be sad to see getting planted.

xelab, Monday, 23 June 2014 21:53 (four years ago) Permalink

People who think Morrissey is racist are always thick as fuck

PaulTMA, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 09:58 (four years ago) Permalink

but not too thick to read his history of saying racist stuff

Kevin from Blechgium (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:06 (four years ago) Permalink

its a tight line

leave the web boys alone (darraghmac), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 10:55 (four years ago) Permalink

Smart ppl know that calling the Chinese a "subspecies" cannot possibly be racist if the person saying it has written some songs

Knob Dicks (wins), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:57 (four years ago) Permalink

Great conversation guys

sinister porpoise (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 13:15 (four years ago) Permalink

Eh he's a horrible person and his apologists are some of the worst ppl alive, I'm not a fan of serious illness ftr even if it stops morrissey saying things which is unequivocally a positive

Knob Dicks (wins), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 13:33 (four years ago) Permalink

Eh he's a horrible person and his apologists are some of the worst ppl alive

haha i know we speak in hyperbole on here but damn

sinister porpoise (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 14:06 (four years ago) Permalink

outta like 7 billion or w/e there's gotta be 3, 4bn we could do without. Morrissey fans could slot in there without a hitch.

leave the web boys alone (darraghmac), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 14:30 (four years ago) Permalink

But who would buy the albums?

And who would make the non-cover versions?

Mark G, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 14:40 (four years ago) Permalink

Yeah that was meant as morrissey-style hyperbole without the genuine bigotry that makes him so lovable, obv there are worse ppl in the world but I'm still gonna say ugh those guys are the worst

Knob Dicks (wins), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:09 (four years ago) Permalink

i still like him
i dunno
but i get why ppl hate him
his personality has been so terrible for decades
i like the songs though, or the old ones
but yeah a lot of the stuff he's done in recent years is indefensible

sinister porpoise (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:16 (four years ago) Permalink

As someone who dislikes Strangeways, the vast majority of Morrissey's solo career was already unpalatable to me musically; the indefensible shit he's said on the side is piss icing on the shit cake.

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:20 (four years ago) Permalink

Xp Yeah I know some of his stuff means a lot to some ppl, I wasn't gonna add to x's kool-aid man itt cause it's hardly my concern if ppl are bummed out by a racist singer being unwell be it morrissey or clapton, assertions that he's a misunderstood victim deserve mockery tho

Knob Dicks (wins), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:28 (four years ago) Permalink

nah he never cops to anything that's the frustrating thing

feel like he was always that way then that dumb lawsuit just made him completely ridiculous about everything and bitter

sinister porpoise (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:47 (four years ago) Permalink

the indefensible shit he's said

"All The Indefensible Shit You've Said" was a pretty good b-side i thought

sinister porpoise (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:48 (four years ago) Permalink

“England is a memory now,” the singer remarked, “The gates are flooded and anybody can have access to England and join in.”

just need to get my "titan of intellect" PaulTMA head on to wheedle out the non-racist meaning of a quote like this. Obviously it is very nuanced and all but hidden from the "thick as fuck" types who take this as a typical Mosleyite/UKIP/BNP type statement.

xelab, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 20:18 (four years ago) Permalink

I don't have piss cakes in my bakery but I do have:

http://www.lolhome.com/img_big/shitty-cake.jpg

guess that bundt gettin eaten (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 20:20 (four years ago) Permalink

"All The Indefensible Shit You've Said" was his collaboration wit t.A.T.u IIRC

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 20:21 (four years ago) Permalink

nah was the killers I'm sure

leave the web boys alone (darraghmac), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:06 (four years ago) Permalink

Was he always racist or was this a mid-life development?

Treeship, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:11 (four years ago) Permalink

"Bengali In Platforms" goes back to 1988, so

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:12 (four years ago) Permalink

apparently this all started in 1985

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrissey#Accusations_of_racism

Star Gentle Uterus (DJP), Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:15 (four years ago) Permalink

He said reggae was vile in the 80's and later tried to dismiss it as a joke as he signed to Attack records, suddenly he was a massive Trojan fan.

xelab, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:21 (four years ago) Permalink

thread title makes me picture morrissey in a tracksuit and fat chains on.

how's life, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:25 (four years ago) Permalink

all up in kfc trying to order a boca burger.

how's life, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:25 (four years ago) Permalink

Morrissey, "My Agitas"

da croupier, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:30 (four years ago) Permalink

boy racist, boy racist / we're gonna kill this pretty thing

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 24 June 2014 21:34 (four years ago) Permalink

At least I finally got some lolz out of this continually disappointing thread. (✌゚∀゚)☞

In their secrecy, Harri does not like Tracey’s knotted banana toes, and Tracey finds the manly central issue too slight to grip, and although such things ought not to count in the adult mind, somehow they do yet they don’t yet they do yet they don’t.

xelab, Friday, 25 September 2015 12:23 (three years ago) Permalink

#5 in that list reads like a set of rejected Cardiacs lyrics.

Gavin, Leeds, Friday, 25 September 2015 12:46 (three years ago) Permalink

I have a headache today, really wanted to formulate a better post but gave up - question still sort of serious though, like, I'm still curious to know if I should keep on sympathizing with Moz/defend him or if he's just no longer a v cool person

it's actually an interesting question because what's good in his work is a sense of humanity and decency, but what's bad in both the work & in the public self (which we have to assume reflects himself: the one who answers questions for interviewers is not just a construct, he's not playing a part to be critiqued while holding opinions to the contrary of the things he says, etc) is really super gross, unkind, uncharitable, mean and petty. since his body of work is the construction of a public self, the question "what happened to you?" is pretty fair imo -- but I think, you know, the stuff that made him rich and that almost everybody has to confess some affection for is pretty heavily narcissistic stuff, stuff that glorifies the speaker and excludes anything like dialogue: Morrissey's work is a man expressing his opinions, often not even about his experiences but about the stuff he thought about while sitting around in his room. but "a man alone with his thoughts is in bad company" after a while -- an idealistic teenager may think "people ought to be nice to animals" or "the royal family, what horseshit" but the same man, having been repeatedly told by others & by his bank account that he's just a stellar dude, may (and does) think some pretty shitty thoughts, which he'll also then share in the hopes of being praised some more, and will then be resentful, like a child, when the people who feed him stop applauding his use of the potty

tl;dr this is what happens when you decline to mature after adolescence but still have a microphone

tremendous crime wave and killing wave (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 25 September 2015 12:51 (three years ago) Permalink

All that is so, probably.

It was striking for me that on his last album it took until track three (I think) for him to make reference to himself.

Mark G, Friday, 25 September 2015 13:13 (three years ago) Permalink

List of the Lost is, by some large distance, the worst book I have ever read. So sad to see the man who was the most gifted lyricist of his generation – someone who combined past and present to create his own wholly recognisable world – descend to this.

Roaming gang of aggressive circlepits (ithappens), Friday, 25 September 2015 13:44 (three years ago) Permalink

Joan, that's an excellent post. Also, doesn't he bore himself going on about the monarchy, vegetarianism, The royals & Oscar Wilde over and over again for 40+ years?

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Friday, 25 September 2015 14:24 (three years ago) Permalink

Morrissey is, like Prince, such a rarified and private personality that I've heard next to nothing about him as a person, and even when I have, it raises more questions than it answers. The most "human" thing I've heard is that he and his bandmates play soccer together all the time, which is not unlike stories of people playing basketball with Prince. Other than that, the "real" Morrissey seems to be on double-secure lockdown.

For that matter, he seems like such the opposite of indie bro Marr that I can't tell if Morrissey has changed, Marr has changed, or if their opposite nature is what somehow made them such strong collaborators in the first place.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 25 September 2015 14:39 (three years ago) Permalink

I read a review of the book today saying at least the jury for the Bad Sex Award would only have to read one book this year :(

Leonard Pine, Friday, 25 September 2015 14:51 (three years ago) Permalink

Joanie very otm

I enjoyed the autobiography tbh, at least the first 2/3rds of it or so. but bro has not aged well.

Οὖτις, Friday, 25 September 2015 15:41 (three years ago) Permalink

For that matter, he seems like such the opposite of indie bro Marr that I can't tell if Morrissey has changed, Marr has changed, or if their opposite nature is what somehow made them such strong collaborators in the first place.

― Josh in Chicago, Friday, September 25, 2015 9:39 AM (1 hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

in There Is A Light That Never Goes out, you def get the impression that Marr was always like that, very outgoing, good at "networking", ambitious and affable, "one of the lads"

Ma$e-en-scène (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 25 September 2015 16:05 (three years ago) Permalink

like he just naturally gets along w/ppl sounds like

Ma$e-en-scène (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 25 September 2015 16:06 (three years ago) Permalink

Was List of the Lost ghostwritten by Tom Watson?

Ys Man a.k.a. Have One on G (geoffreyess), Friday, 25 September 2015 19:00 (three years ago) Permalink

I wonder if Moz can possibly be surprised at the critical reception, and how he's taking it

my cheeriness amazes me (rip van wanko), Friday, 25 September 2015 22:20 (three years ago) Permalink

Morrissey really mentally ill? is a better question.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Friday, 25 September 2015 22:42 (three years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to Moz/Franzen collabo.

Out 1: Lispector (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 25 September 2015 22:43 (three years ago) Permalink

J/k

Out 1: Lispector (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 25 September 2015 22:43 (three years ago) Permalink

For some reason, I get the feeling the whole thing is a contractual obligation.

Like, Moz has to write the book so he's written something bonkers.

And now the publisher has to publish it.

Mark G, Friday, 25 September 2015 22:50 (three years ago) Permalink

i doubt that but it does make you wonder if he had a contractual stipulation not to have an editor because no editor worth their salt and none working for penguin main-line would let that through, surely.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Friday, 25 September 2015 22:58 (three years ago) Permalink

You know that review of 1066 and all that, "Quotation is hopeless, every sentence clamours for it" ?

Change Quotation for "Excision", ...

Mark G, Friday, 25 September 2015 23:00 (three years ago) Permalink

i understand what you mean, i think but:

Rare is the writer who is willing to complain that the big problem with Churchill during the war was that he was, frankly, a bit of a coward and unwilling to try to identify with the people he governed, but Morrissey is that writer. “Churchill himself would experience World War 2 safely and in a suite of rooms at Claridge’s most luxurious Mayfair hotel, with not a complicated twitch or pang to trouble his elaborate evening meal.” We’ll leave aside the fact that he makes it sound like Claridge’s is a chain, with the Mayfair branch simply its most upscale outpost – “Yeah, I was going to go stop at the Travelodge, but I got a deal on the Claridge’s at Peterborough services” – and instead note that the entire passage reads like a polemic written by a particularly single-minded street corner pamphleteer (see also Morrissey’s writing about the pernicious power of, wait for it, local television news. Damn you, Look North, with your hegemony!).

no editor would have let "a suite of rooms at Claridge’s most luxurious Mayfair hotel," slip through the net unless they were terrified of moz or a fanboy and therefore not a good editor (if there was one, as i said).

i would love one for my posts and i do need one, as you can tell.

Acting Crazy (Instrumental) (jed_), Friday, 25 September 2015 23:07 (three years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

My drive to work is too long and I often ponder about things, sometimes to get my brain away from "work".

Anyway, partly triggered by that Daily Mail banner headline that seemed to be suggesting the deaths of David Bowie and Terry Wogan as some kind of competition and partly influenced by enjoying a Best of Morrissey ... I found myself pondering Morrissey's obituaries. How will he be described? Will he appear on the front pages of newspapers, aside from the Guardian and Independent?

(Its been a while since I played any Morrissey and I was struck by how odd/quirky/creative much of it was).

djh, Thursday, 4 February 2016 23:06 (three years ago) Permalink

jangle pop militant vegan crank

wizzz! (amateurist), Thursday, 4 February 2016 23:11 (three years ago) Permalink

front page of the LA Times

Οὖτις, Thursday, 4 February 2016 23:14 (three years ago) Permalink

Minor cult figure snuffs it

The Robustness of Captchas (Tom D.), Thursday, 4 February 2016 23:21 (three years ago) Permalink

'List of the Lost' Author Dies In Double-Decker Bus Incident

The Robustness of Captchas (Tom D.), Thursday, 4 February 2016 23:24 (three years ago) Permalink

Gay racist trampled by thankless beef cattle

we salute you, our half-inflated dark lord (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 5 February 2016 01:36 (three years ago) Permalink

complete twat snoozled in sleepland

calzino, Friday, 5 February 2016 02:08 (three years ago) Permalink

Rupert Everett dies

Followed by apology,clarification

broderik f (darraghmac), Friday, 5 February 2016 04:26 (three years ago) Permalink

"Now Morrissey dies"

Mark G, Friday, 5 February 2016 07:08 (three years ago) Permalink

Smiths reunion tour ends tragically (before it ever really began, but in my heart it was so real).

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 5 February 2016 07:25 (three years ago) Permalink

"Morrissey tour dates cancelled"

mahb, Friday, 5 February 2016 09:43 (three years ago) Permalink

don't you ever crave
to appear on the front of the Daily Mail?

niels, Friday, 5 February 2016 10:48 (three years ago) Permalink

Meatus Murdered

napster p2ppies (wins), Friday, 5 February 2016 11:03 (three years ago) Permalink

World Mourns 'You're The One for Me, Fatty' Hitmaker

Butt here is always time for the John Mayer Trio or Sting. (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 5 February 2016 11:34 (three years ago) Permalink

Mozz Takes Aging Badly to Next Level

tremendous crime wave and killing wave (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, 5 February 2016 15:06 (three years ago) Permalink

The Death Of A Racist Chancer
Heaven Is Miserable Now
etc

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Friday, 5 February 2016 15:16 (three years ago) Permalink

Petty Mozz Makes Grave

DavidLeeRoth, Friday, 5 February 2016 15:18 (three years ago) Permalink

He Can Feel The Soil Falling Over His Head.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 5 February 2016 15:20 (three years ago) Permalink

He wished to be buried at seasick

Mark G, Friday, 5 February 2016 16:47 (three years ago) Permalink

Mozz Takes Aging Badly to Next Level

― tremendous crime wave and killing wave (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Friday, February 5, 2016 3:06 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This is amazing.

pastoral fantasy (jed_), Wednesday, 17 February 2016 00:36 (three years ago) Permalink

i posted speedway on facebook today because it is a beautiful song but it didn't get any likes. feel worried that my fb friends think i am endorsing racism

Agent Zero (Treeship), Wednesday, 17 February 2016 01:02 (three years ago) Permalink

like, not that worried, but a little worried

Agent Zero (Treeship), Wednesday, 17 February 2016 01:04 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

doing Sieg Heil salutes at his age can really throw your shoulder out

Boles to the Wolds (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 14 April 2019 10:27 (one week ago) Permalink

“Due to a medical emergency stemming form an accident incurred while traveling in Europe,
is some real mealy-mouthed language.

☮ (peace, man), Sunday, 14 April 2019 10:43 (one week ago) Permalink

what did Europe do now?

StanM, Sunday, 14 April 2019 10:53 (one week ago) Permalink

Jean-Claude Juncker glassed Mozzer.

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Sunday, 14 April 2019 10:57 (one week ago) Permalink

the seem week yakety yak made a pissed up prick out of himself in Prague, hmm.

calzino, Sunday, 14 April 2019 11:01 (one week ago) Permalink

I think you've cracked it... which is what "Tommy" said to Moz when he slipped on Tommy's puke and fell headfirst into the toilet bowl in that Czech hotel room.

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Sunday, 14 April 2019 11:04 (one week ago) Permalink


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