Morrissey cancels N. American tour

NEW YORK – Health concerns are forcing Morrissey to cancel his North American tour.

In a statement released Friday night, his rep says the singer has to take a break after suffering a series of maladies, including double pneumonia, a bleeding ulcer and a gastrointestinal problem called Barrett’s esophagus.

Fans can get refunds where they purchased their tickets. Morrissey thanked fans for their well wishes.