Morrissey vs Kristeen Young: collasso e annullamenti

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Morrissey annulla il tour USA a causa delle condizioni di salute conseguenti ad un improvviso collasso, Morrissey cancella anche la sua fedele “apertura” Kristeen Young.

It is with great sadness that the remainder of the US Tour has been cancelled. The respiratory infection Morrissey contracted in Miami has worsened, and in the interest of making a full recovery, all further touring plans have been halted. Morrissey thanks his fans for their compassion, understanding, and well-wishes during this difficult period as he recuperates.

Morrissey announces the close down of the present U.S. tour with “unimaginable sorrow”. On Saturday, June 7th, following the show at Boston Opera House, Morrissey collapsed and was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital where doctors treated Morrissey for “acute fever”. Difficulties had arisen on May 31st following Kristeen Young’s opening set at the Miami Knight Concert Hall, after which Kristeen confessed to “a horrendous cold”, the symptoms of which were passed on to Morrissey resulting in the cancellation of the next show in Atlanta. For the good of all, Kristeen was asked to step down from the immediate upcoming shows, but instead she decided to leave the tour entirely. Morrissey and the band wish her well and hope she is now in good health. Morrissey received medical attention in Miami, and once again in Boston, but it was not enough to shake off the virus, the recovery time for which is too lengthy to meet the final 9 shows of the tour. Morrissey and the band are otherwise delighted and very grateful for their experiences on the U.S. tour, some shows of which they considered to be their best-ever, most notably:

1 BOSTON Opera House
2 LOS ANGELES Sports Arena
3 BEAUMONT Julie Rogers Theater
4 NASHVILLE Ryman Auditorium
5 MEMPHIS Orpheum Theater

Kristeen Young attraverso il profilo Facebook risponde e puntualizza:

Ok. Regarding the recent True-to-you statement from Morrissey: I did not “confess to a horrendous cold”. On Monday, June 2nd, I had an allergy attack that was over within 16 hours. I went to a doctor (on Monday, June 2nd), an allergy specialist, who gave me drugs for allergies…and they worked. I explained this (early on Tuesday, June 3rd) and offered this doctor’s phone number to Morrissey personally, via email, and the tour manager, Donnie Knutson (for proof….since they seemed to doubt me). But, they NEVER followed up with me or said doctor. Also….it is incorrect that I “decided to leave the tour completely”. I was asked to leave. Was called (in the presence of my band as witnesses) by Morrissey’s booking agent, Dave Tamaroff, and told that there would be a new support band in Boston. I am very sorry that Morrissey is not feeling well. But I will not tolerate these lies….particularly about my health. This is really too much and bizarre.

E ancora:

…EVERYTHING comes from HIM. He controls all aspects of his tour. Do you really think he would let other people talk for him?

…Anyway….I really don’t want to talk about it. I didn’t want to talk about it….and I HADN’T fucking talked about it because I am beyond over it and on to the rest of my life…..but, you know….I had to respond to the lies. Ok. Good night all.

…Um…..I will say again. I had moved on. I was happy to move on. It looks like someone else hadn’t moved on and decided to bring it up. I have every right to address false public statements made about my health. I can actually do both at the same time! Move on AND correct false statements. IMAGINE.

…Also……stop trying to stifle people from expressing themselves.

…I’ve about had it with people trying to scare other people.

…Please don’t say offensive things about morrissey either. This is not the point.

13 giugno. Prende la parola Jesse Tobias, chitarrista di Morrissey, che spiega e sceglie due bersagli!. Ecco il testo integrale.

It’s been quite Disheartening to see the “Facebook” Hatred thrown about by Our Former Friends/ Working Partners Kristeen Young and Tony Visconti. I do feel that Someone needs to Speak Up for Moz in this situation as it is unbearable to watch people you once trusted , Attack and Pick Away at your Friend. In my experience ANYONE associated with the Morrissey Camp know they are solely there because of Morrissey himself. He chooses to tour/ work with certain people. For Kristeen and Tony Visconti to go on about Her being better off now, without considering Morrissey’s 9 years of help and promotion is Very Disappointing. Only speaking from my experience, with the crew and Moz falling ill in Miami, for Kristeen to deny she was truly sick seems disingenuous. I was told after the show in Miami by Crew and Security that there was some concern because Kristeen was obviously unwell. Our crew then tried to keep her at a reasonable distance but being in such close quarters for months these things sometimes happen. I am Upset that in this situation Kristeen could not take the tour as a whole into consideration and just comply with the postponement announcement. One could only assume it was necessary for her to justify herself and ultimately receive some promotion out of the matter. This combined with Tony Visconti’s Parrot Like affirmation on “Facebook” that “she is better off, is Morrissey Capable of being handled?” is Repulsive. This is a MAN who worked closely with us on a record and several sessions that Suddenly flips into Schoolgirl mode with “yeah you tell em” Chatter…??

Good Riddance to False Friends.

Jesse Tobias

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