US version of Morrissey’s book edits out his gay relationship

The Smiths' singer's relationship with Jake Owen Walters was removed from American edition of his autobiography

US version of Morrissey’s book edits out his gay relationship
05 December 2013

In the US version of Morrisey’s Autobiography, his two-year relationship with a man has been edited out.

The Smiths’ singer and photographer Jake Owen Walters were together in the mid-1990s.

In the UK version, released in mid-October this year, the normally very private British singer revealed intimate details of his same-sex lovelife.

However, as WENN reported, the US version released Tuesday (3 December) removes ‘many details’ about the relationship.

A childhood photo of Walters is also missing, and his name removed from an anecdote about a night out with Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders.

In the proper version, revealed how Walters followed him back to his house after meeting him at a restaurant. ‘He steps inside and stays for two years,’ he writes.

For the first time in my life the eternal “I” becomes “we”, as, finally, I can get on with someone.’

The former Smiths singer said the two of them needed any company apart from each other for the time they were together.

When asked if he was gay, Morrissey has said: ‘Unfortunately, I am not homosexual. In technical fact, I am humasexual. I am attracted to humans’.

The publisher has not yet commented.

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