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Morrissey Apologises To Fans
The Quietus , June 2nd, 2009 05:43

But not for 'You're The One For Me, Fatty'

Morrissey has issued an apology for his recent string of cancelled concerts, citing "a titanic struggle against an intolerable virus" as the reason.

Morrissey also used the communique, published below, to complain that although his new album Years Of Refusal was the number one seller during its first week in the stores, it was pipped to the number one spot in the final hour, and had a go at some "passable creature" who's set up a false Morrissey Twitter.

Morrissey's witterings:

“I am very pleased to confirm that we will resume at Luxembourg this coming Friday (5 June), absorbed and collected. I have been reconstructed by a Wiltshire hospital and I am as close to good health as I'm likely to get.

I apologize to everyone caught up in the to-ing and fro-ing, but the disappointment of postponement is less than the disappointment of hearing me sing on one engine.

I should stress that nothing has been canceled. The four London concerts are repositioned in July, and both Birmingham and the Royal Albert Hall are October fixtures. I've endured a titanic struggle against an intolerable virus lately, and although Hull, Hartlepool and Manchester were nights that comprised a whole life, the physical limits were reached. False notes crush the soul.

Besides Luxembourg and beyond, I am excited about the October release of Swords, which is an 18-track compilation of b-sides of singles from the last three albums. This will be a Polydor release.

Thanks to everyone who bought Years of Refusal. We were the number one seller in the UK for the week of release, but, as with You Are The Quarry and Your Arsenal, we were booted off the number one spot on the last hour of the final day. We cried.

I would like to point out that some passable creature is using my name and sending sharply chiseled replies to people via Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. This person is not me. Not enough happens in my life that I would wish to share it with others. I do not scan these sites – or whatever they are - so I can only hope that whoever is posing as me is at least worth talking to. Beware of false imitations.

Thanks for reading these unvarnished facts, and thanks for giving us some greatly enjoyable nights on the Refusal tour.

Absolutely yours,


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