The singer admitted that his health problems were more complicated than had been reported but has assured fans he is determined to resume his US tour.
It was reported last weekend (January 27) that he had been forced to postpone tour dates following a bladder infection. The former Smiths singer has now explained that he has received treatment for concussion, a bleeding ulcer and Barrett's esophagus.
Despite his ill health, he continued that he is "fully determined" to resume his tour of the US by February 9 in Las Vegas.
Morrissey has a further 17 dates to complete on his US jaunt if he recovers in time to return to the stage in Vegas.
Prior to his ill health, he made numerous comments about other stars including David and Victoria Beckham. He said that the "insufferable" pair should be "flogged".
He also spoke out against Prince William and Kate Middleton after the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha, describing them as "arrogant".
Read Morrissey's message to his fans in full below:
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. 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. If there's an audience of any kind in attendance, I just might die with a smile on my face, after all. If I am not there, I shall probably never again be anywhere. Equally, I am determined to play Flint (Michigan) if it kills me (which, on the face of it, it almost has.)
Thank you to everyone present at both Brooklyn (New York) and Melbourne (Australia) during recent weeks for two of the best nights of what might charitably be termed my "career". My debt to you will outlive time itself. pause at my headstone,
31 January 2013.