Misc. — June 13, 2012 at 8:08 am

Morrissey: Reports of my retirement are ‘wishful thinking’ by journalists

An interview in which Morrissey seemed to confirm plans to retire in 2014 made a lot of noise online last week, but the singer today came out and discounted such rumors, providing a statement to fansite True To You that says, “Morrissey would like to stress that reports of his ‘retirement,’ as excitably earmarked by several newspapers and websites, are ‘wishful thinking’ on behalf of the writers.”

In an interview with MSN’s Juice, Moz was asked if he still plans on retiring at age 55. He replied: “Yes. I am slightly shocked to have gone as far as I have. This is my 30th year, and I’ve aged a lot recently, which is bit distressing for me, as it must be for everyone. The body changes shape and there’s nothing you can do about it. Do I continue as a modern day Andy Williams? I take one hour at a time. We will all probably be blown up by the Syrian government soon, anyway, so it hardly matters in the great scheme of things.”

Interestingly, Morrissey has not released any kind of statement regarding the NME’s public apology to him Tuesday over the 2007 article at the heart of the singer’s libel lawsuit against the weekly music magazine. An NME spokesman has suggested to The Guardian that the case is now over: “The settlement with Morrissey does not involve payment of any damages or legal costs (other than a small sum of costs which the court ordered NME to pay last year when we applied unsuccessfully to have the case struck out on grounds of delay).”





One Comment

  1. Will this guy ever stop bitching? Almost worse than Elton John. And I am so tired about hearing him whine about a record contract. Ever hear of an independent release? Jesus, Blondie did so can you.

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