Morrissey discharged from hospital after collapsing on stage

Moz is on the mend after onstage collapse
Moz is on the mend after onstage collapse (Image credit: INGA KUNDZINA/epa/Corbis)

Morrissey has been discharged from the hospital after collapsing on stage after his first song during a concert last night (24 October) in Swindon, west of London.

The former Smiths frontman hit the floor after singing This Charming Man at the Oasis Leisure Centre.

"Good evening...probably," he said at the start of what would be his one and only song of the night. Described as "straining" to perform and "wincing" while singing, he dropped to his knees and crumbled on the stage.

Morrissey was rushed to the Great Western Hospital, where he was at first described as being in "stable condition." He was kept overnight as a "precautionary measure," and discharged this afternoon (25 October).

Wants to continue tour

According to a statement on the singer's website, "Morrissey is in stable condition after his collapse in Swindon Saturday night. Thanks go out to all his well wishers, more information will be posted as soon as it is available."

An aide to Morrissey has indicated that the 50-year-old performer wants to finish the dates of his UK tour, which includes a stop at London's Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday (27 October). As of now, tomorrow's show at the Bournemouth Academy has been postponed.

Joe Bosso

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