It's almost like one of his darkest songs and another moment of ill health for Morrissey. The singer has been diagnosed with a pre-malignant throat condition linked to a significantly increased risk of cancer.

He has already cancelled many gigs on his American tour and what was thought to have been a bladder infection is now a throat problem.

Morrissey has been diagnosed with Barrett's oesophagus, an abnormal change in cells in the throat. Symptoms can include chronic heartburn, difficulty swallowing, chest pain and vomiting blood, and the condition is associated with an increased risk of oesophageal cancer.

Morrissey was also treated for concussion but with his classic dark sense of humour still intact was joking with fans that he has now suffered every illness known to man, and he has vowed to return to the stage in time for his gig in Las Vegas later this month.

In a statement, Moz says… “The reports of my death have been greatly understated. Once admitted to the William Beaumont Hospital at Royal Oak in Michigan, I received treatment for concussion, a bleeding ulcer, and Barrett's esophagus (sic). The positive from all of this is that there are now no known ailments left for me to try. I am fully determined to resume the tour on February 9 at the Chelsea Ballroom in Las Vegas.”

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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