Morrissey leaves stage following altercation with overzealous fan [Updated]

The assailant appeared to strike the singer's face

Morrissey photo by Philip Cosores New Song Blue Dreamers Eyes
Morrissey, photo by Philip Cosores

Don’t expect Morrissey to play San Diego again anytime soon. On Saturday night, the English lothario was attacked on stage at the Copley Symphony Hall as he was beginning to close out his show with an encore performance of “Everyday Is Like Sunday”.

As TMZ reports, a crowd of concertgoers rushed the stage with one appearing to land a connecting blow to Morrissey’s face. The assailant was put in a chokehold and taken away, while Moz immediately left the stage, which promptly ended the concert.

Update: In a statement, Morrissey’s manager Peter Katsis disputed the insinuation that Morrissey was attacked by a fan. “Morrissey’s fans are not malicious. The fans were simply doing what they have been doing for almost 30 years. Trying anything they could do to jump onstage and touch him, or hug him. The fan in question was certainly more aggressive in reaching out for him than most, so security had to do their job and subdue the fan. That’s all it was.” Katsis added that “in the end no one was hurt, and no one was arrested.”

Watch fan-shot footage of the incident below.

Nevertheless, Morrissey put on one hell of a show, as you can see from the setlist below, which includes another healthy mix of Smiths songs and work from his solo catalogue. Peep it all below, including his remaining tour dates, which are currently still on the books.

William, It Was Really Nothing (The Smiths song)
Alma Matters
I Wish You Lonely
Is It Really So Strange? (The Smiths song)
Hairdresser on Fire
When You Open Your Legs
How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths song)
Back on the Chain Gang (The Pretenders cover)
The Bullfighter Dies
If You Don’t Like Me, Don’t Look at Me
Munich Air Disaster 1958
Jack the Ripper
Break Up the Family
Hold On to Your Friends
Something Is Squeezing My Skull
Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage

Life Is a Pigsty
Everyday Is Like Sunday

Morrissey 2018 Tour Dates:
11/22 – Mexico City, MX @ National Auditorium
11/23 – Mexico City, MX @ National Auditorium
11/27 – Lima, PE @ Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición
11/30 – Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Fundicao Progresso
12/02 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Espaço das Américas
12/05 – Asuncion, PY @ Centro de Convenciones de la Conmebol
12/07 – Buenos Aires, AR @ DirecTV Arena
12/14 – Mostazal, CL @ Gran Arena Monticello
12/15 – Santiago, CL @ Movistar Arena

^ = w/ Joan Jett