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Sick '80s rock star of the day? Morrissey!



Morrissey How long has it been since we've had a "Morrissey's not doing well" item in the news? We're overdue.

From the Associated Press: "Former Smiths frontman Morrissey was released Sunday from a hospital where he was held overnight after collapsing on stage during a concert."

Collapsing on stage?!? That's a lot more serious that the predictable colds and fevers he catches when he's about to tour Florida.

The singer was performing in Swindon (about 100 miles west of London) "when he was stricken. Two band members rushed to his side and dragged him offstage," the AP reports.

The 50-year-old Morrissey spent the night in a hospital before being discharged. Still no word on what exactly he was "stricken" with. Nobody's talking. Except the fans who saw it all go down.

"I didn't think he looked particularly well but then again, he's well known as a reclusive character so I sort of thought that was just the way he was when he was on stage," one fan told the BBC. "He kept putting his hand up to his mouth as if he felt sick or perhaps he was trying to hide something, but he didn't look particularly comfortable."

[AP photo]

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:52pm]


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