Morrissey‘s health has been a hot topic as of late, what with all of the scrapped shows, double pneumonia scare and ultimately canceled tour. Now, the singer has revealed that things were even worse than they appeared — and they already looked pretty bad — as he apparently suffered internal bleeding. He’s also said that doctors have urged him to retire in order to preserve his health.
“It almost became absurd the number of things that happened to me but everything just attacked me at once,” he added. “The double pneumonia – everything was really a result of the fact I had lost so much blood, so the immune defenses were very, very low and couldn’t cope with anything, so therefore the slightest gust of wind and I would have a terrible cold.”
While doctors have suggested that he retire in order to tend to his health and avoid further illnesses, he’s not sold on hanging it up.
“I have been cautioned to, but it’s difficult for me because it’s very ingrained in me,” he said.