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Former Smiths singer Morrissey has cancer

Steve Spears

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 12:00pm

Morrissey, the former Smiths frontman-turned-solo artist, has told the Spanish paper El Mundo that he is being treated for cancer. The singer has canceled multiple tours of the U.S. in recent years for health issues.

"They have scraped cancerous tissues four times already, but whatever. If I die, then I die. And if I don't, then I don't," the UK's Mirror revealed from the El Mundo piece. "Right now I feel good. I am aware that in some of my recent photos I look somewhat unhealthy, but that's what illness can do. I'm not going to worry about that, I'll rest when I'm dead."

It is not yet known what type of cancer Morrissey has. He's 55 years old.