Morrissey Eying Retirement at 55
Morrissey has previously said that he doesn’t see himself performing after he reaches the age of 55, and in a recent interview, the 53-year-old confirms that he still feels the same way.
In an interview with MSN’s JuiceOnline.com, the interviewer said, “You once said that you don’t foresee yourself performing past 55. Is that still true?”
“Yes,” Morrissey replied, “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 a bit distressing for me, as it must be for anyone. The body changes shape and there’s nothing you can do about it. Do I continue as a modern day Andy Williams? I take it 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.”
Of course, besides stating his retirement could come in two years, the author of “Big Mouth Strikes Again” apparently couldn’t pass up the opportunity to bring up politics elsewhere in the interview, and called President Obama “useless.”
After saying the United Nations doesn’t “appear to unite any nations,” Morrissey goes on to give his take on modern democracy.
“It’s only my personal view, but I think the age of the President or Prime Minister is dead,” he said. “People everywhere have lost faith in politics, and rightly so. Something different needs to happen. I think we were all initially swept along with the Obama win, but he’s proven to be simply a set of teeth, and useless in every other regard.”
In other Morrissey news, the drummer for his touring band quit the band last month, writing on Twitter that the band’s recent tour was “weird and getting weirder.” He later released an official statement saying it was an honor to play with Morrissey.