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Morrissey hospitalised after stage collapse

Morrissey collapsed on stage after apparently suffering breathing difficulties, British media quoted fans as saying.

LONDON // Morrissey collapsed on stage on Saturday evening after apparently suffering breathing difficulties, British media quoted fans as saying. The former Smiths singer was "stable" at a hospital in Swindon, southwestern England, on Sunday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said. Morrissey, 50, was performing at the Oasis Leisure Centre in Swindon when he was struck and the show was cut short. Two band members rushed to his side and dragged him offstage, PA said.

A spokeswoman for the Great Western Ambulance Service said their ambulance service had been called to pick up a 50-year-old man, whom she did not name, for "respiratory problems" and brought him to the hospital. * AP