Steven Patrick Morrissey ‘Doctors Told Me I Was Dying’ The English singer, who rose to fame as a vocalist with the band The Smiths had been given a warning by doctors. Back in 2013 he had been told that following his bout of throwing blood up as he battle a terrifying health problem earlier that year.
He had been given a diagnosis of double pneumonia, a bleeding ulcer, and throat condition Barrett’s oesophagus after months of illness. He also lets it out that this health scare had been sparked by a hotel room collapse in January 2013. At that time his condition seemed grave fearing reactions of him losing his life.
The singer tells Chilean newspaper La Tercera,
“It was terrible. I had played in January in Ohio, and I was perfect, but the next night at the hotel I collapsed. I lost consciousness and when I recovered, I was covered in black blood and did not know what it was. I was taken to a hospital (where doctors) quickly discovered I had an ulcer, Barrett’s esophagus, and then (it) all finished in double pneumonia.
“I spent over four weeks on a drip, but I refused a blood transfusion. I managed to do some more shows in the U.S., but when I arrived in Mexico the doctors told me to stop. Not being able to finish the tour was devastating, but doctors warned me: ‘A few weeks ago you almost died, and now you say you’ll do 18 shows more? Are you trying to kill yourself?’ In fact, I think that was what I was doing…
“Seriously, I did not worry too much, because eventually we all die one day and in my case it would be better to die on stage than on a sofa covered with bread crumbs. Yes, the doctors told me: ‘Do you realise that you are dying?’ But it’s so abstract to hear you do not know what to do. Furthermore, we are all dying, even when we sleep we are dying slowly, but until that happens, you give everything you have. There will be much time to rest, once we get to the grave.”