Singer Morrissey has some fans irate as he abruptly canceled a California show after just 30 minutes on stage after telling the crowd, “it’s extremely cold.”
The 63-year-old musician who formerly fronted The Smiths was playing at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles over the weekend when the incident occurred. Before walking off stage, he said, “As I think you know, it’s extremely cold. Can you tell? I can. However, we will steam on, where to? Who knows.”
The local temperature was 53 degrees Fahrenheit at the time of the performance. Onlookers said the band stayed onstage for a few minutes, appearing confused before they left as well.
One of the crew members addressed the audience, saying, “Sorry, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the show is not going to continue. Very sorry. We’ll see you next time.” Fans responded with a chorus of boos and yelling.
Morrissey later updated his official Instagram page, writing, “Thank you for coming out last night, LA. We love you and are grateful for your support. Please stand by for further announcements coming shortly.” Comments were turned off for the post.
That didn’t stop angry fans from heading to Twitter to express their outrage. Concertgoers were overall not sympathetic to the alleged reason for his cancellation.
“Has happened to me 2 times already. Love him but kinda whiny man. Meanwhile some performers break their ankle in half and finish a show. Too bad for the fans…” one person wrote.
Another shared, “summary of morrissey concert: he came out in a t shirt of himself, smoked a cig on stage, sang 5 songs, and then ended the concert. my mom WARNED ME.”
“Hey #Morrissey, grab a soft little sweater for your delicate little skin, and stop being such a massive d*** to your fans,” another person wrote.
No official reason was given for the cancellation. Morrissey was playing the second U.S. show in his “There is a Light That Never Goes Out” tour.
British musician Steven Patrick Morrissey is known professionally as Morrissey and has successfully turned his popularity as The Smiths frontman into a solo career that spans decades. He’s outspoken in his personal beliefs, including being an avid animal rights activist, vegetarian, and a critic of the British royal family.