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Gay Details Removed from U.S. Version of Morrissey Autobiography

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A two-year relationship Morrissey had with photographer Jake Owen Walters has been edited out of the version of Smiths frontman Morrissey's Autobiography published in the U.S. by G.P. Putnam, SPIN reports:

MorrisseyWhen the book first hit shelves in the U.K. via Penguin Classics, one of the major revelations came via the anecdotes that detailed Moz's time spent with the man. Though the book didn't specify whether they were lovers, the author's fondness is quite clear.

SPIN reports that not only does the U.S. edition remove a photograph of Walters as a boy included in the UK version, it also deletes other details:

It also seems Walters' name has been removed from a story about a night out with Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde. WENN reports that these are two of "many details" that have been modified or redacted for this version of Autobiography. The two-year relationship, which inspired Moz to dub himself humasexual, took place in the mid-'90s.


PETA's 'Vegetarian Icon' Stamps Feature Ricky Martin, Alan Cumming, and Other LGBT Celebs

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Animal rights group PETA is launching a limited-edition sheet of postal stamps honoring celebrated vegetarians including prominent queer celebrities like Alan Cumming, Ricky Martin, Sara Gilbert, and Morrissey.

Check out some of the other celebrities featured HERE.


Morrissey Walked Out on a First Date After the Man Ordered Meat: VIDEO

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Morrissey, an outspoken vegetarian, walked out on a first date after realizing the man was a meat-eater, PETA reports, excerpting the portion of Moz's Autobiography in which he discusses it:

MorrisseyAs his food order arrives I stare intently at what appears to be a sloppy dish of dog food on his plate. … I therefore automatically stand up and walk out of the restaurant. Suddenly you come to a certain situation and you are unable to live with it, and the only protest you can make on behalf of the butchered animal is to depart the scene.

Though it wasn't a complete dealbreaker:

He obviously understood my sudden exit, and he had been curious enough to follow me home. He steps inside and he stays for two years.

Morrissey's memoir, published in the UK, has found a U.S. publisher, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House, the NYT reported today:

Several publishers were vying for the rights to release the book, which has already been reviewed in the United States after its publication as a 457-page Penguin Classic in Britain. Writing in The New York Times, Ben Ratliff said that the book, titled “Autobiography,” is “as sharp as it is tedious, both empathetic and pointlessly cruel,” adding that Morrissey, the former singer for The Smiths, is “a pop star of unusual writing talent.”

Expect the book to be available by December 1.

And the photo at the top of the post is not Morrissey, of course. It's vocal artist Peter Serafinowicz, who has posted a rather genius performance of himself singing the first page of Autobiography, to the tune of "William, It Was Really Nothing".

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Morrissey: I'm Not Gay, 'I am Humasexual'

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In response to reports about excerpts of his Autobiography emerged last week in which he describes his first relationship with a man, Morrissey has released a statement on his fan site setting the record straight.

Says Morrissey:

"Unfortunately, I am not homosexual. In technical fact, I am humasexual. I am attracted to humans. But, of course ... not many".


Morrissey Describes First Relationship with a Man in New Autobiography

While Smiths frontman Morrissey has always been coy about his sexuality, he describes his first "serious relationship" in his just-publiched Autobiography, and it was with a man, the Guardian reports:

MorrisseyMorrissey writes movingly about the two-year relationship. "Jake and I neither sought not needed company other than our own for the whirlwind stretch to come," he writes. "Indulgently Jake and I test how far each of us can go before 'being dwelt in' causes cries of intolerable struggle, but our closeness transcends such visitations."

Morrissey never specifies whether they were lovers, but talks of sharing hotel suites, of being photographed with his head "resting on Jake's exposed belly", and of Jake bringing him tea in the bath.

He also recounts an exchange at an airport. "'Well,' says the woman in the British Airways lounge, 'you're either very close brothers or lovers.' 'Can't brothers be lovers?' I imprudently reply – always ready with the pointlessly pert, whether sensible or not."

He also discusses his lack of interest in girls:

"Girls remained mysteriously attracted to me," he writes, "and I had no idea why, since although each fumbling foray hit the target, nothing electrifying took place, and I turned a thousand corners without caring … Far more exciting were the array of stylish racing bikes that my father would bring home."

Also, Nico Hines at The Daily Beast has pulled out 13 of what he says are the book's juiciest moments.


Morrissey Told to Retire from Music After Being Rushed to Hospital

Morrissey has been advised to retire from music after a series of serious health issues, MSN reports:

MorrisseyMorrissey tells Mexican radio station Reactor 105.7, "I had a very bad time. I had internal bleeding and I was rushed into hospital and I had lost a lot of blood. They tried to patch me together over the following five weeks but it didn't work. ... I was on lots of IV drips for almost five weeks, and each time it seemed as though I was back to robust health I would decline ... I had lost so much blood I had become anemic, but I'm still receiving ongoing treatment and I am very optimistic now.

"It almost became absurd the number of things that happened to me, but everything just attacked me at once. The double pneumonia -- everything was really a result of the fact I had lost so much blood, so the immune defenses were very, very low and couldn't cope with anything, so therefore the slightest gust of wind and I would have a terrible cold."

Morrissey is recovering in Mexico.

He added: "I have been cautioned to [retire], but it's difficult for me because it's very ingrained in me."


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