Veteran singer Sir Cliff Richard is devastated his hotly-anticipated concert with Morrissey in New York has been cancelled.

The Devil Woman hitmaker was due to perform for fans at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on 21 June (14) as a support act for the former The Smiths frontman.

However, Morrissey cancelled all remaining dates on his U.S. tour on Tuesday (10Jun14) due to an ongoing illness, and Richard is saddened to hear he will not get to perform in New York as planned.

A statement from his representatives reads, "Cliff and the Cro (Cliff Richard Organisation) are very disappointed to confirm that Morrissey has just cancelled the remaining dates on his tour, including the Barclay Center (sic), Brooklyn, Nyc on 21st June 2014 where Cliff was to perform as Morrissey's Special Guest... The Cro apologies for the inconvenience to fans and wishes Morrissey a full and speedy recovery."