Former Smiths frontman Morrissey made headlines earlier this year when he revealed an intimate relationship with another man in his new memoir, Autobiography. But U.S.-based fans of the singer may not get to read all about it after all.
As SPIN reports via WENN, the U.S. edition of Autobiography downplays details of Morrissey's relationship with Jake Owen Walters. Interestingly, Walters' name has reportedly been entirely removed from a story about a night out with Chrissie Hynde, lead singer of The Pretenders.
Morrissey's Autobiography hit U.S. bookshelves on Dec. 3.
Though Morrissey never specified whether he and Walters were lovers, the removed scenes made his fondness for his male companion quite clear. "For the first time in my life the eternal 'I' becomes 'we', as, finally, I can get on with someone," Morrissey recalled of the first time he met Walters, according to excerpts of the original text which were re-printed by The Guardian in October.
Other segments got even more intimate: "Jake and I neither sought not needed company other than our own for the whirlwind stretch to come." In addition, Morrissey recalled being photographed with his head "resting on Jake's exposed belly."
The media fervor over the book's release may have prompted the singer to declare himself "humasexual" just days later.
"Unfortunately, I am not homosexual," he said in Sweden on Oct. 19. "In technical fact, I am humasexual. I am attracted to humans. But, of course...not many."
In February, Morrissey suggested that a larger gay population could be a solution to much of the world's political turmoil, describing war as "the most negative aspect of male heterosexuality."
He went on to tell Rookie Mag writer Amy Rose, "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 ... Wars and armies and nuclear weapons are essentially heterosexual hobbies."
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