His friend Jonathan Ross says...
Scott Colothan

14:51 25th October 2009

Morrissey hopes to finish his UK tour, including his date at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday, despite collapsing on stage in Swindon last night.

The 50-year-old had just finished his opening song 'This Charming Man' at the Oasis Leisure Centre when he was taken ill and rushed to hospital.

Close friend Jonathan Ross has been in touch with the Smiths legend's PA who has confirmed that Morrissey “seems OK” and is “resting”.

Writing on Twitter, Ross later said: “Latest Moz update. He is resting and hoping to finish these dates, inc. Albert hall on Tuesday. Will keep you posted as and when. X”

The singer was forced to postpone gigs earlier in the year due to illness.

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