Morrissey Cancels Tour Dates Due to Bleeding Ulcer

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Morrissey performs on stage at Brixton Academy on August 7, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Broussely/Redferns)

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Morrissey has been diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer after being hospitalized in Royal Oak, Mich. last week. According to a rep for the singer, the 53-year-old is expected to make a full recovery, but has rescheduled six upcoming tour dates due to the ailment.

After canceling three dates beginning with the Flint, Mich. show on Jan. 24, Moz has scrapped upcoming concerts in Asheville, N.C.; Nashville, Tenn.; Atlanta, Ga.; Lawrence, Kans.; Clear Lake, Iowa; and Lincoln, Neb. His tour will resume as scheduled on Feb. 9 in Las Vegas.

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"Morrissey apologizes greatly for any and all inconvenience and looks forward to continuing his U.S. tour," says a rep for the singer, adding that the rescheduled dates will all be announced in the coming days.

Morrissey originally underwent tests for a "suspected bladder infection" after being admitted to the William Beaumont hospital in Royal Oak. Last year, the singer rescheduled a handful of shows to be with his ill mother.

The former Smiths frontman -- whose last album, "Years of Refusal," was released in 2009 -- kicked off a U.S. trek last October in Boston. When asked by Billboard why he had decided to tour without a new album to support, he replied, "Because a lot of people like me."

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