Initial reports had him going in for a bladder infection but that was soon changed to a bleeding ulcer. The singer penned a new letter on the True-to-You website that added two new conditions, Barrett's Esophagus and a concussion.
There's no word on how the singer received the concussion but the Barrett's Esophagus is normally caused by acid reflux with the result of the tissue in the esophagus changing to a structure more normally found in the intestine.
On Thursday, he posted the following on True-to-You:
Message from Morrissey
The reports of my death have been greatly understated. Once admitted to the William Beaumont Hospital at Royal Oak in Michigan, I received treatment for concussion, a bleeding ulcer, and Barrett's esophagus. The positive from all of this is that there are now no known ailments left for me to try.
I am fully determined to resume the tour on February 9 at the Chelsea Ballroom in Las Vegas. If there's an audience of any kind in attendance, I just might die with a smile on my face, after all. If I am not there, I shall probably never again be anywhere.
Equally, I am determined to play Flint (Michigan) if it kills me (which, on the face of it, it almost has.)
Thank you to everyone present at both Brooklyn (New York) and Melbourne (Australia) during recent weeks for two of the best nights of what might charitably be termed my 'career'. My debt to you will outlive time itself.
pause at my headstone,
31 January 2013.