Tom Jones and Cliff Richard to guest at Morrissey gigs

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image captionThe stars will appear on separate dates in New York and Los Angeles respectively

Sir Tom Jones will appear alongside Morrissey at a Los Angeles concert in May, it has been announced.

"I will be Morrissey Official's special guest at his show at the LA Sports Arena on May 10th," wrote The Voice judge on Facebook.

"We hope to see you there," added the veteran Welsh star.

Sir Cliff Richard will also appear as a special guest at a Morrissey concert in New York on 21 June at the Barclays Centre.

Missouri singer Kristeen Young will join the performers on both dates - the first confirmed shows for Morrissey since he abandoned touring last year.

The 54-year-old, who eventually cancelled more than 40 dates, suffered a number of illnesses while on tour including a bleeding ulcer, Barrett's oesophagus and double pneumonia.

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image captionMorrissey's last tour was beset by illness

"Cancellations and illness have sucked the life out of all of us and the only sensible solution seems to be the art of doing nothing," the former Smith frontman wrote on Morrissey fan site True To You at the time.

The singer is expected to release a 10th solo studio album later this year.

In January, he took a swipe at the music industry saying: "The majority of people have lost faith in the music industry... It's all, now, solely a question of marketing.

"All success stories are safe and dreary, and you will never be taken by surprise by a hit song that sounds out of place."

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