Morrissey Says He'll Retire at 55
By Jerry Portwood
We love it when Morrissey. In a recent interview he talked about everything from his love of the New York Dolls to the fact that audiences sort of freak him out with their adulation. But this final bit that seems to confirm that he'll call his music career quits in two years (he just recently turned 53) may mean that we only have our cherished The Smiths and Morrissey albums to cling to. When the reporter asked him "You once said that you don’t foresee yourself performing past 55. Is that still true?" he responded:
Yes. I am slightly shocked to have gone as far as I have. This is my 30th year, and I’ve aged a lot recently, which is bit distressing for me, as it must be for everyone. The body changes shape and there’s nothing you can do about it. Do I continue as a modern day Andy Williams? I take one hour at a time. We will all probably be blown up by the Syrian government soon, anyway, so it hardly matters in the great scheme of things [laughs].
Say it isn't so! (The Syrian part too, of course.)