Morrissey’s Memoir Downplays Gay Relationship in U.S. Edition

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

morrisseyMorrissey’s Autobiography hit bookshelves this week, but according to reports, the U.S. edition of the book toned down a gay relationship that was revealed in the UK edition of the book which came out in October.

Moz has always been very private about his personal life and is a self-described celibate. While the UK edition didn’t exactly reveal any graphic details of Moz’s love life, it did include more stories about his close relationship with another man.

The Guardian has the story:

The US release downplays Morrissey’s anecdotes about his two-year relationship with photographer Jake Owen Walters, and removed his name from a story about a night out they had together with Chrissie Hynde from The Pretenders. Many other details about the 90s relationship have also been modified for the US version and a photograph of Walters as a young boy is missing.

The book almost didn’t make it to book shelves, as Morrissey had tried to pull the book just days before it hit bookshelves in the UK.