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- Posted on Oct 24th 2009 8:00PM by Liz Colville
Morrissey began the evening with a performance of his 1983 hit with the Smiths, 'This Charming Man.'
He greeted the audience with, "Good evening ... probably," according to the Guardian, and collapsed in the middle of the song. He was quickly pulled off stage by his band members.
Morrissey is touring behind his latest solo album, 'Years of Refusal.'
The lights went dim, there was a 25-minute wait and, according to one fan, the audience started booing when it was announced that Morrissey was "seriously ill" and would not be returning. "Everybody started booing, thinking 'here we go again,'" the fan told the Guardian. "He has a bit of a poor track record for cancelling his concerts."
Indeed, Morrissey has called off several shows this year due to an undisclosed illness, including the four opening dates of his U.S. tour.
Just after 'Years of Refusal' was released this past February, Morrissey sounded cynical about his future as a musician -- or perhaps optimistic about retirement -- in an XM radio interview, saying there was an "incredibly slim" chance he would keep making music past the age of 55.