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- Posted on Nov 7th 2009 6:26PM by Liz Colville
The Liverpool Daily Post reports that Morrissey opened the night with the Smiths hit 'This Charming Man' and was following it up with 'Black Cloud' and shaking hands with audience members when he was struck in the head.
The Post describes the drink as a "half-full plastic glass," while venue officials described it as a "bottle."
The singer said "Goodbye" and left the stage along with his band, while the audience waited, chanting, "Morrissey!"
The crowd waited 15 minutes before being told by a concert official that the show would not be resuming and that they would receive full refunds for their tickets. The crowd reacted with boos.
"We know drinks get thrown at a lot of gigs but he was hit pretty hard and looked shocked when it happened," one fan told the Post. "I'm disappointed but I'm not surprised he refused to come back on. There's so many disappointed people here."
An Echo Arena spokesperson is reviewing CCTV footage, according to the Post, and added that glass containers are not permitted in the venue.
Tonight's mishap adds to what has been a troubling year for the singer. Morrissey canceled several U.S. tour dates earlier this year due to an undisclosed illness, and he was just beginning the U.K. leg of his tour two weeks ago when he collapsed onstage during a show in Swindon. He had been suffering from respiratory problems and was kept in a Swindon hospital overnight. He was advised to rest for several days, which forced him to reschedule the Swindon show and one in Bournemouth.
But he resumed the tour in good spirits last week, opening a night at London's Royal Albert Hall by jokingly falling to the stage and welcoming the audience with the quip, "Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night!"
The tour, in support of his B-sides release 'Swords,' moves to Europe later this month, followed by a string of dates in the U.S.
Below is a video showing Morrissey getting hit with the drink and leaving the stage.