Amanda Palmer has canceled the rest of her summer tour dates with Morrissey after an unfortunate contraction of Lyme’s disease.
The almost eight-month pregnant musician wrote a heartfelt, incredibly honest letter titled, “i am sick, i am canceling morrissey, and i am sad,” on her project page, Patreon. In it, she mentions how she’s been quiet on social media recently, how she was hospitalized for feeling extremely ill and that she was diagnosed with acute lyme disease. After noting going back and forth on deciding whether or not to continue the shows with Morrissey, she ultimately had to make the choice for her and her baby. She wrote:
so i am doing the Totally Adult Thing. i’m canceling the morrissey gig, i’m staying in bed, and while i’m pretty fucking sad about it, it’s also a no-brainer.
for any of you who were traveling from afar to see the AFP/morrissey gig…for all of you who have been looking forward to this moment as much as me….i’m so, so sorry.
they can’t refund tickets (as i’m the opening act)…i hope all you still go, and i hope the moz blows your heads off with his great mozzy epicness, and i hope you forgive me if this wound up screwing up your life at all.
On a lighter note toward the end of the letter, she mentions that after hoping to make a full recovery, she plans on releasing “a whole new exciting recording project to announce (and….record) for patreon.” So, stay tuned.
There are over 200 comments from fans on Palmer’s post in Patreon wishing her luck and a good recovery. All of us here at mxdwn wish her and her family the same.