Morrissey has left the building – again

Nov 9, 2009
Sophie Taylor

Beer bottle thrown from the crowd hits him on the eye - and he walks off

The British tour by the former frontman of The Smiths, Morrissey, is not going brilliantly. Late last month, The First Post reported how the 50-year-old had collapsed during a gig in Swindon and was forced to spend the night in hospital.

He recovered in time for an Albert Hall concert in London the following week, but the reviews were lukewarm at best.

Now he's had to stop a second concert after only one number - not because he fell ill, but because he was hit on the head by a bottle thrown from the audience.

He had completed This Charming Man and was halfway through Black Cloud, shaking hands with front-row fans at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday night, when the plastic beer bottle hit him in the eye.

Barely pausing, he said "goodnight" and walked off stage. Chants of "Morrissey, Morrissey, Morrissey" brought no reaction and an announcement was made that he would not be resuming.

A Liverpudlian fan, Iain Kavanagh, said afterwards: "Some people were complaining because he's been in the game for years and he should be used to it by now. But he's a 50-year-old man who has just been ill and he deserves better than that."

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