Morrissey scare adds a healthy dose of interest

After Morrissey collapsed at Swindon leisure centre last weekend with breathing difficulties, it seemed that the former Smiths man may have to finally slow down and take a pause from his recent touring frenzy. The last few years has seen him unleash countless albums – although many are compilations or reissues – and commit to a constant touring regime. So much so that Morrissey of late had become a bit too ubiquitous – spreading himself thin and turning off all but the partisan fan.
That was until last week when Morrissey collapsed in Swindon – sounds like one of his song titles.   Many could see this as the start of a new chapter – reclining into the Hollywood hills and returning to the reclusive lifestyle that served him well for the good part of a decade.

Much to everyone’s surprise he reappeared just 2 days later at The Royal Albert Hall to continue his tour. An incredibly quick recovery for someone who was too unwell to stand up just 2 days before!   It can only be one of three things:  he has marvellous powers of recuperation, he will battle on for the sake of his fans and honour their loyalty, or he felt his diminishing concert sales and media interest were on the wane and needed a shot in the arm.   The fact that he joked about his Swindon collapse at the Albert Hall suggests Morrissey’s self-obssession could have led him to engineer such a madcap stunt.  Surely not?  No one would crave publicity that much, would they?   The poor reviews from the Royal Albert Hall performance offer contrary opinion.

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One Comment to “Morrissey scare adds a healthy dose of interest”

  1. He wouldn’t have been able to pull off such a stunt. Morrissey is a terrible actor, as evidenced by some clips on You Tube. Were you there? Eyewitnesses were terrified for his well-being after they saw him collapse on stage. Fortunately, he is OK. People can faint and recover quickly. If this really were a stunt, he would have gone all out and at least alerted the press so they could snap his photo as he was leaving the hospital. He’s not stupid. It would have amounted to even more press coverage. As it turned out, he and his people gave the press as little as possible.

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