In a recent interview by LAMC Productions, a Singapore-based concert promoter, Morrissey was asked if he was sticking to a statement made years ago regarding his retirement at age 55.

“Yes. I am slightly shocked to have gone as far as I have,” starts Morrissey. “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.”

In his usual “The world is going to end fashion,” he touches on why it won’t matter if he departs the music scene.

“Like many people I’m currently preoccupied with Syria, and at the uselessness of the United Nations… who don’t appear to unite any nations. But whether it’s Assad in Syria, or the British so-called royals, all world leaders are dictatorships.”

“It’s only my personal view, but I think the age of the President or the Prime Minister is dead. 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.”

The legendary singer-songwriter has been wary of the world’s state of affairs since he penned his first tune. Nothing has changed since then. He still feels that the world is doomed. But, not as doomed as his fans will be if and when he hangs up the microphone.

Morrissey will embark on a short tour of Italy, Belgium, Portugal and the U.K. this July.

-Jay Tilles, CBS Local


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