posted by davidt on Saturday October 24 2009, @02:00PM
Morrissey collapsed onstage afterone song and was taken to the hospital.

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This Charming Man
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  • played one song then help off the stage local paper says hes very ill
    darkdays -- Saturday October 24 2009, @02:04PM (#340806)
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  • He collapsed, according to the audience etc, after the 1st song, and was stretchered off to Swindon Hospital.

    The good news is that Sky has just announced that his condition is stable.

    Love you, Morrissey. Come back to Camden when you're ready. : )
    goinghome -- Saturday October 24 2009, @02:06PM (#340807)
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  • A source close to the Morrissey camp has said "He's OK"
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @02:11PM (#340810)
  • swindon (Score:1, Insightful)

    I was at the front when Morrissey came on and sang this charming man which was brilliant.Right at the end of the song he fell to his knees.It was like he fainted.It happened a few metres from where i was standing.People were crying.The band looked relly worried and helped him off the stage .Half an our later a man came on stage and said"Morrissey has left the building and he is seriously ill"I hope Morrissey gets well soon.
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @02:14PM (#340813)
  • I'm praying that they're not just stalling on the real report. It's actually the media who roll out the 'stable' line. Doctors tend to avoid giving such a vague description.

    Anyway, I was almost in tears when I heard. I've thought about nothing else since. I love you Morrissey and I just want you well, as do we all.
    Mozzersgirl -- Saturday October 24 2009, @02:20PM (#340814)
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    "There's more evil in the charts than in an al-Qaeda suggestion box" - Bill Bailey
    • Re:Worried by jerrylovesukindie (Score:1) Saturday October 24 2009, @07:42PM
    • Re:Worried by Anonymous (Score:0) Sunday October 25 2009, @12:16AM
    • get a grip by Anonymous (Score:0) Sunday October 25 2009, @08:28AM
      • Re:get a grip by sixteenclumsyandshy (Score:1) Sunday October 25 2009, @10:55AM
  • Get well soon Mozza!
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @02:24PM (#340815)
  • This is what the press assocation have filed so far:

    MORRISSEY IN HOSPITAL AFTER COLLAPSING ON STAGE
      By Joe Sinclair and Liam Creedon, Press Association
      Morrissey was taken to hospital tonight after collapsing on stage with breathing difficulties.
      The 50-year-old singer was performing at the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon.
      A spokeswoman for the Great Western Ambulance Service said: "Just after 9pm we got a call to a 50-year-old man who was reported to be suffering from respiratory problems and was unconscious.
      "We sent a paramedic in a doubled-crewed ambulance.
      "When they arrived they found a conscious patient who was not feeling well at all. They made an initial assessment and took him to the Great Western Hospital for further assessment."
      She said his condition was not thought to be life threatening.
      mfl

    242315 OCT 09

    A spokeswoman for Swindon's Great Western Hospital said: "Morrissey was brought in to the Accident and Emergency department this evening.
      "He has been seen by the medical team. At this stage his condition is stable."
      mfl

    Eyewitnesses reportedly saw the former Smiths frontman fall to the floor after a performance of his song This Charming Man.
      Onlookers told The Telegraph he was "straining" to perform the song and slumped to his knees on stage.
      Two band members rushed to his side and dragged him offstage.
      Eyewitness Mark Taylor, 40, told the newspaper: "The stage went dark and he was taken off the stage and then his band then all left the stage.
      "There was a wait of about 25 minutes before one of the stage crew came on and said Morrissey had left the building, and that he was seriously ill.
      "Everybody started booing, thinking 'here we go again'. He has a bit of a poor track record for cancelling his concerts."
      mfl
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @02:27PM (#340816)
  • This is terrible news..hopefully he is ok. I read the first few comments and thought it was the usual bullshit lies that people always post. I soon realized it's true..
    ThinkOfMeKindlyLV -- Saturday October 24 2009, @02:29PM (#340817)
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  • This Charming Man.
    Stu Walsh -- Saturday October 24 2009, @02:30PM (#340818)
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  • Get well soon Moz (preferably in time for the Royal Albert Hall gig!).
    Stu Walsh -- Saturday October 24 2009, @02:33PM (#340822)
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    • Re:Illness. by Anonymous (Score:0) Saturday October 24 2009, @02:47PM
  • :( I love you! Happened just hours ago huh?
    Lady Spade -- Saturday October 24 2009, @02:36PM (#340824)
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    [MOZ Krew AZ]
  • Unrelated to gig but just thought I'd add this in since it's going on just now - Quantick talking about Moz just now on his twitter page. Saying he wishes him to get well but wants him to stop making records and doing interviews. Also mentioning the BNP in relation to him and saying Moz's band is the worst rockabilly band around. *sigh* twitter.com/Quantick
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @02:54PM (#340830)
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  • Anyone here who doesn't offer their complete support and understanding can go screw themselves.

    Alright, maybe he shouldn't have attempted any live dates (but THEN imagine the uproar if these were to have been cancelled). Presumably we didn't feel good before going on stage tonight but he gave it a shot.

    100% behind you, big man.
    Stan <[email protected]> -- Saturday October 24 2009, @02:59PM (#340834)
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  • Though I've a ticket for Bournemouth on Monday, I'd much rather Morrissey get well, and take as long as it takes to be back to his usual health.
    Vulpine -- Saturday October 24 2009, @03:00PM (#340836)
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  • Get well Moz,we love you~

    BeeWee
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @03:00PM (#340838)
  • Get well Soon Mozzer!! This Charming man sounded cracking tonight as well :( Luv you loads x
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @03:05PM (#340842)
  • Get well soon Morrissey, we love you!

    I was really looking forward to seeing some shows soon, but take it easy.

    XXXX
    Wilde is on my side -- Saturday October 24 2009, @03:11PM (#340844)
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    I am the meek, I am the righteous, I am the Morrissey fan.
  • Spoke to Doll & Kicks who were signing CDs. They had no information bout Moz but stated that there was no problem in Birmingham last night (i.e. they were totally unaware of any throat problems/curtailed set list). On that basis I can only assume that this is a completely new health issue. The guy on stage stated that Moz is "seriously ill". Get well soon dearest Moz.
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @03:13PM (#340846)
  • love you Morrissey get well soon
    woolies69 -- Saturday October 24 2009, @03:15PM (#340847)
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  • Saw him in Birmingham last night and he seemed very poorly. Think he needs some time off. :(
    Hope you're feeling ok Morrissey xx
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @03:15PM (#340849)
  • I honestly really do love you. Not in any mental way, you've just been with me for so long now and are my boy. I doubt I'll be seeing you in Liverpool now but sod that, just get yourself right.
    Chin up old boy,
    Steve A ov Salford.
    ManAlive -- Saturday October 24 2009, @03:16PM (#340851)
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    Thirty? I didn't think you'd make it to Thursday!
    • Re:Get well soon by thatjokeisntfunny (Score:1) Saturday November 07 2009, @08:05PM
  • probably picked it up flying from LA this week. He looked and sounded great presenting that award last weekend.

    he'll be fine after a week's rest.
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @03:34PM (#340862)
  • get well soon moz =/
    you are the light that never goes out
    Macca93 -- Saturday October 24 2009, @03:36PM (#340866)
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    Feck it
  • are with Morrissey and his family.

    Anaesthesine -- Saturday October 24 2009, @03:37PM (#340868)
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    If Moz did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
  • I'm praying to God that Morrissey is ok. I love you Morrissey. XXXXX.
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @03:57PM (#340882)
  • (uk only) can watch here (requires registration) http://www.tvcatchup.com/watch.html?c=34 [tvcatchup.com]
    nothing on true-to-you and bbc not updated for an hour.
    northern devil -- Saturday October 24 2009, @04:00PM (#340884)
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    2 lumps please, you're the bees knees, but so am i..
  • Feel better good man!! Traveling around, no rest, singing and playing. Night out and day in doing the rounds.....

    Do what's needed and get yourself back in business!
    alfonse -- Saturday October 24 2009, @04:03PM (#340885)
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  • Our thoughts are you dear Moz. Get well soon. X x x
    Seraphickat -- Saturday October 24 2009, @04:05PM (#340886)
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  • wire reports... (Score:2, Informative)

    MORRISSEY IN HOSPITAL AFTER COLLAPSING ON STAGE
    By Joe Sinclair and Liam Creedon, Press Association

    Morrissey was taken to hospital tonight after collapsing on stage with breathing difficulties.
    The 50-year-old singer was performing at the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon.
    A spokeswoman for the Great Western Ambulance Service said: "Just after 9pm we got a call to a 50-year-old man who was reported to be suffering from respiratory problems and was unconscious.
    "We sent a paramedic in a doubled-crewed ambulance.
    "When they arrived they found a conscious patient who was not feeling well at all. They made an initial assessment and took him to the Great Western Hospital for further assessment."
    She said his condition was not thought to be life threatening.

    A spokeswoman for Swindon's Great Western Hospital said: "Morrissey was brought in to the Accident and Emergency department this evening.
    "He has been seen by the medical team. At this stage his condition is stable."

    Eyewitnesses reportedly saw the former Smiths frontman fall to the floor after a performance of his song This Charming Man.
    Onlookers told The Telegraph he was "straining" to perform the song and slumped to his knees on stage.
    Two band members rushed to his side and dragged him offstage.
    Eyewitness Mark Taylor, 40, told the newspaper: "The stage went dark and he was taken off the stage and then his band then all left the stage.
    "There was a wait of about 25 minutes before one of the stage crew came on and said Morrissey had left the building, and that he was seriously ill.
    "Everybody started booing, thinking 'here we go again'. He has a bit of a poor track record for cancelling his concerts."

    The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald reported that he came on stage looking drawn and told the 1,000-strong audience: "Good evening... probably."
    The singer has cancelled a series of dates across the country this year because of illness.
    lutewhine -- Saturday October 24 2009, @04:11PM (#340889)
    (User #10051 Info)
  • I love you Mozzer.
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @04:12PM (#340890)
  • Dear Morrissey, please get some rest and TLC. You've been working too hard for such a long time now. From your loving fan in Milwaukee WI.
    shiftlessbody -- Saturday October 24 2009, @04:16PM (#340892)
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    hold onto your friends
  • I'll admit that setlist is a snoozer but...
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @04:19PM (#340894)
  • Apparently this is the first time he has played an entire smiths set list. Perhaps he is hinting at a reunion?
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @04:20PM (#340895)
  • get well soon Mozz
    kittenboss -- Saturday October 24 2009, @04:26PM (#340896)
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  • God's punishing him for bastardizing TCM by dropping the guitar intro.
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @04:35PM (#340900)
  • Please watch over him, Angels; tuck him in safe and sound, on the mend.

    He's taken a lot of shit over the past few years. It's not easy for him to find a quiet corner, and he's a sensitive guy, he feels it.
    He could do without a lot of the nonsense he puts up with. Let him be ok.
    goinghome -- Saturday October 24 2009, @04:51PM (#340905)
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  • I hope it's not H1N1 (swine flu). Probably isn't because if it were he'd be coughing his lungs up. It's the air travel. He should delay concerts for at least a week after intercontinental flights. Hopefully he'll soon be home with his mum who will ply him with his favorite tea...and then he'll put himself on a strict regimen of fitness, rest and sound nutrition. He'll need to in order to complete a tour of any length.
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @04:53PM (#340906)
  • Perhaps?
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @04:54PM (#340907)
    • Get well soon by Anonymous (Score:0) Saturday October 24 2009, @04:56PM
  • xxxxx Thats all i can say...
    paul_psyche -- Saturday October 24 2009, @04:57PM (#340910)
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    Take me In your Arms and love me...
  • I'm shaking...
    I had an asthma attack a few hours ago and I seriously thought that it wasn't entirely my body...
    I am sending my love, hope and support.
    mozsmonster -- Saturday October 24 2009, @04:59PM (#340911)
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  • Hi there all Moz fanatics I'm so gutted!! to here Moz has collapased and is in hospital, although I've got tickets for Bournemouth, Liverpool and Dublin I'd happily miss these gigs just to see the boy (happy) well. I love you as does my uncle Pól and his wife Ruth, who met through you. Anyway all our love and prayers are with you and your family at this awful time, Take care and get well as soon as you can and take as much time as you need to get yourself to 100%, all our love again Chris Mozzer48 PS All Moz Critics listen to Moz's song "If You Don't Like Me, Then Don't Look At Me" and take advice from it and "Thank You, Drop Dead" Mozzer48
    mozzer48 -- Saturday October 24 2009, @05:15PM (#340916)
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  • All love to you Morrissey
    Get Well Soon. xoxox
    coccinella -- Saturday October 24 2009, @05:22PM (#340918)
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  • Was watching Morrissey sing when I thought his voice seemed unusually high pitched and he abruptly ended the song, it was shocking what happened next. I ran round to the stage door within minutes to see eventually, our beloved Morrissey, his strength of character beyond words, yes he was very ill, but he demanded to walk out, with support.
    I cannot write of what else I saw this evening, but pray for Morrissey and pray that he has people around him who love him and support him truly, unconditionally and with the greatest integrity.
    I love you M. Hope you receive the note I left for you at Gt Western Hospital.
    Piccadily -- Saturday October 24 2009, @05:27PM (#340920)
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  • I'd been looking at solo several times yesterday to see if it was cancelled, after reading into yesterdays comments, but no, so all seemed to be going ahead though i had a strange feeling about it after what people had said.

    Firstly the bar was located out of the main arena in another hall, so missed most of Doll and the Kicks this time, it was hot and sweaty but not over hot, went in the main arena after walking through the flooded swimming pool changing rooms to get to the toilets!, a fair crowd just under 1000 i'd say, and i think quite a few were still in the bar area in the first song TCM.

    The intro video before Morrissey comes on which features most of the usual New York Dolls et seemed to go on forever, well longer than i've known it to in the past, this was my first hint something was not right, i any case it spun to the usual build up of Moz chants and in all eventuality he came on to great cheer and applause.

    'Good evening? possibly'

    Launched into TCM, song went quite well, slightly slower perhaps than i'd seen previous but you wouldn't have noticed, he did NOT seem strained during that song like some people would like you to believe, it was only after he'd finished singing that as the band continued Morrissey fell out of view, i raised up and he was crawling/ slumped on the stage, the music went off lights went out, but came on ith what looked like Boz Boorer and another band member plus roadies carrying Moz off stage, i or no one else would have been able to tell if he was concious then or not, it happened very fast.

    The crowd stayed fairly calm, i think most people there just thought he has a bad record of doing this sort of thing, assumed he had a tantrum etc, people further back began booing, hissing and jeering, the roadie came on twice, once to say they were not sure what was going on, and then to say Morrissey had left the building seriously ill, it may have benefitted the 1000 or so people stood there if he said Morrissey had left in an Ambulance and stopped the usual rumours he had gone off down the M4 to some swanky hotel in London, people just thought it was an excuse, and as for looking drawn like all the tabloids are reporting, a large number of people stood there would say it was nonsense, from where i and other people were stood he came out looking on top form, when he collapsed, it happened very quickly, unless you were in the front row you would not have noticed Morrissey being carried off for at least 10 seconds after.

    The conclusion.

    Hopefully Morrissey was just trying to please an audience while he had heavy flu, hence collapsing in the process,

    He only wanted to keep his word, he went on last night because he didn't want to let his fans down, but he should have cancelled for his own good, but didn't because he has a heart and conscience.

    Get well soon Morrissey ! xx

    P.S stop all the vulgar D**th rumours on this thread, they're the lowest nastiest thing i've seen here yet.

    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @05:35PM (#340923)
  • Maybe it's England that makes him sick. Discuss.

    The weather? The people? The changes in attitude/population/immigration?
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @05:38PM (#340924)
  • ...at the hospital. Or was that Rod Stewart? dang rumors.
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @05:48PM (#340926)
  • Nothing but love and good wishes from me Morrissey. Forget tickets to upcoming gigs, forget frugal and mispalced economics, forget scurrilous speculation of histrionics...all that concerns me and anyone truly affected by the work of Morrissey is that the author and personality who has given us; such hope from despair; such companionship in lonliness and; such purpose from futility is in the comfort that his positively profound impact merits in any just existence.

    Peace be with you Moz.

    Yours faithfully,
    ALS

    A Lonely Soul -- Saturday October 24 2009, @05:59PM (#340929)
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    What does return the ring mean?
  • Quantick farted, filling the stage with his noxious burger enriched fart gas. Morrissey was seen gasping for air as Quantick scurried away like a fat shrew.
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @06:25PM (#340933)
    • Re:The Truth by Anonymous (Score:0) Sunday October 25 2009, @12:09PM
  • I wish nothing but the best for Morrissey, health wise. I hope he's all better in December...this really sucks!
    Anonymous -- Saturday October 24 2009, @06:30PM (#340935)
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