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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."


Rick Astley Has Cover Date with Morrissey

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Rick Astley will be joining Morrissey on the cover art for his latest reissue.

Pitchfork reports: Playboys

Last month, Morrissey added David Bowie to his ever-growing list of foes: Bowie allegedly wouldn't let Morrissey use a previously unseen photograph of the pair for the artwork of the reissue of Morrissey's 1989 single, "The Last of the International Playboys". Fortunately, Morrissey's second choice, Rick Astley, didn't let him down: A photo of the pair backstage at BBC's "Top of the Pops" in 1989 will grace the single's cover.

In other news, Morrissey has reportedly been hospitalized with pneumonia:

The 53-year-old singer is currently being treated for double pneumonia at a hospital in San Francisco, Calif. and has been forced to reschedule shows as he recovers.

According to a WENN report, a statement from Morrissey's rep states, "Morrissey is presently being treated in San Francisco for 'double pneumonia', but remains on course to headline the Vive Latino festival in Mexico City on March 14."


Morrissey Goes After Beyoncé for Aiding Rhino Extinction: VIDEO

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Morrissey talked animal rights as he usually does at a concert at the L.A. Staples Center on Friday night, lamenting the extinction of the rhino. Though rhinos are under severe threat, and mostly from poachers who want their horns, Morrissey took aim at Beyoncé and her handbags. Beyoncé has been in the news this week for a pair of customized sneakers she created in collaboration with PMK and designer Isabel Marant which are made of calf hair, ostrich, crocodile, anaconda, and stingray skins, and also for wearing a leather outfit at the Super Bowl.

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Morrissey: If More Men Were Gay, There Would Be No Wars

Morrissey gets a question about politics from Rookie magazine:

MorrisseyWhat political causes mattered most to you back then, and are they still important to you now?

War, I thought, was the most negative aspect of male heterosexuality. If more men were homosexual, there would be no wars, because homosexual men would never kill other men, whereas heterosexual men love killing other men. They even get medals for it. Women don’t go to war to kill other women. Wars and armies and nuclear weapons are essentially heterosexual hobbies.

The most political gesture you can make is to refuse to eat animals. It was so when I was a teenager, and is still the case now.

Morrissey was mocked on Tuesday night by Jimmy Kimmel after canceling an appearance because Kimmel had booked the cast of Duck Dynasty as well. Duck Dynasty is an A&E show about a Louisiana family that hunts ducks. Morrissey called them “people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers.”

The WaPo reports:

Tuesday night, Kimmel was sincerely unapologetic for the snafu, telling his audience a young band from Denver called Churchill had very nicely stepped in for Morrissey, whose stance Kimmel said he “respects” – and about as convincingly as Seth MacFarlane saying he respects TV critics.

  “There’s a very good reason why I didn’t dump ‘Duck Dynasty’,” Kimmel explained. “It’s because they have guns and Morrissey doesn’t.”

 And if Morrissey is really serious, he shouldn’t be making TV appearances of any kind, Kimmel continued. For instance, when he appeared on David Letterman’s show recently, “there had to be an Outback Steak House ad in the mix.”

 Morrissey, Kimmel concluded, “keeps finding ways to depress us.”


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