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Morrissey forced to shelve Brixton gig (2009)


Story by Jack Foley

MORRISSEY has been forced to cancel Thursday night’s Brixton Academy gig (May 28, 2009) after doctors warned him not to sing.

The announcement means that the date has been shelved, with ticket holders advised to hang on to them and wait for further announcements.

A statement from concert organisers read: “Morrissey is on continued doctor’s orders not to sing, to ensure a complete recuperation.”

They went on to apologise to fans and pledged that they were working to reschedule the cancelled dates.

The Brixton cancellation marks the latest in a series of withdrawals caused by the former Smiths frontman’s illness. Gigs in Salisbury and Mile End, east London, have already been called off this week.

Ironically, the cancellations came days after the star returned to the stage to mark his 50th birthday at a homecoming gig in Manchester.

Morrissey has been forced to cancel a number of dates since his world tour kicked off in February and has already rescheduled dates for Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and London’s Royal Albert Hall for October – in addition to adding further new dates for the end of the year. Find out more