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 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.”