After revealing in a long-awaited memoir released earlier this month that his first ever serious relationship was with a man, Morrissey is now denying rumours about his sexuality, saying he is not gay, but simply “attracted to humans.”

The musician’s book, titled “Autobiography”, detailed his two-year relationship with Jake Owen Walters when he was in his 30s.

The former Smiths star wrote: “For the first time in my life the eternal ‘I’ becomes ‘we’, as, finally, I can get on with someone. Jake and I fell together in deep collusion whereby the thorough and personal could be the only possible way and we ate up each minute of the day.”

In a statement released yesterday, however, Morrissey declined implications from the text about his sexuality.

He said: “Unfortunately, I am not homosexual. In technical fact I am humasexual. I am attracted to humans. But, of course … not many.”

In the book he also admitted he wasn’t sexually attracted to girls as a teenager and was missing the ”electrifying” chemistry with the female sex.

He said: ”Girls remained mysteriously attracted to me. 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.”

Last February, Morrissey told Rookie magazine that there would be no wars if more men were gay, claiming that “homosexual men would never kill other men”.