According to a report by This Is Wiltshire and eyewitness accounts, Morrissey was rushed to the hospital tonight in Swindon, England after collapsing on stage. While finishing the opening song, “This Charming Man,” Morrissey reportedly knelt down, fell to the floor, and was taken off stage by members of his band.
The house lights then went up and a half an hour later a rep for the venue announced, “Morrissey has left the building,” adding later, “He is seriously ill.”
** Update #1: Morrissey has been admitted to the Great Western Hospital and is in stable condition, according to Sky News.
** Update #2: Telegraph has a quote from the ambulance service: “Just after 9pm we got a call to a 50-year-old man who was reported to be reported to be suffering from respiratory problems and was unconscious. When they arrived they found a conscious patient who was not feeling well at all.”
**Update #3: SwindonWeb has photos from the incident.
**Update #4: A spokeswoman for Great Western Hospital says Morrissey “was admitted overnight as a precautionary measure. He was seen this morning and was much improved and has now been discharged.” Yay!
This post will be updated as soon as more details become available.