The ticking time bomb of Morrissey’s sexuality, which so fascinated the music media in the eighties has been sparked back into action by his just released memoirs, the cunningly titled ‘autobiography’.
The book is stuffed fill of revelations about everything and includes an allusion to him nearly having a baby with a woman in his thirties and about his companion and two-year relationship with Jake Owen Walters, during the same period – although the book very smartly swerves declaring whether they were lovers or not in that time honoured Morrissey way, where he gives you everything but tells you nothing – a real hallmark of the book, leaving the mystery and enigma intact.
It turns out that in writing the book, Morrissey has invented a new sex which was the job of pop stars in the old days, before the likes of Keane and Coldplay removed sex of any description from the proceedings.
Morrissey writes that his relationship with Walters marked “the first time in my life the eternal ‘I’ becomes ‘we’, as, finally, I can get on with someone”.
To clear up the cries of ‘I told you he was homosexual’ erupting across the internet Morrissey has sent a statement to True To You, the online ‘zine’ on which the singer communicates with his fan base, saying that he is not homosexual but “humasexual”.
The statement says: “Unfortunately, I am not homosexual. In technical fact, I am humasexual. I am attracted to humans. But, of course … not many”.
The statement is dated October 19 and comes from Sweden, where Morrissey appeared at a bookshop signing copies of his work last week.