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Morrissey cancels Albert Hall gig

Morrissey also cancelled the opening dates of the tour

Singer Morrissey has cancelled a show scheduled for London's Royal Albert Hall on Monday night due to illness.

The concert's organisers apologised to fans in a statement and said he was
"unable to perform and, on doctor's orders, has been told to rest".

The concert may be rescheduled and fans should keep hold of their tickets, the statement added.

The singer, 49, who played a gig at the Liverpool Empire on Sunday night, is in the middle of a world tour.

The tour's four opening dates - all in Florida - at the end of February and start of March were also cancelled, also reportedly due to illness.

Earlier this year, the former Smiths frontman, whose album Years of Refusal was released in February, said he was unlikely to reform the band because he was "not stuck in the past".

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