Sunday, October 25, 2009
Morrissey collapses at Swindon gig
Morrissey's performance at the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon last night was cut short after just one song as the former Smiths frontman was taken to hospital. According to sources, Morrissey was visibly straining during his opening number, 'This Charming Man', and at the end of the song his knees buckled and he collapsed. Band members helped him off stage and he was taken to hospital by ambulance. According to a spokesman for the Great Western Ambulance service, the singer was 'reported to be suffering from respiratory problems'. Morrissey's condition is said to be stable and not life-threatening. The singer has had to cancel a number of shows in the past year due to ill health.