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Morrissey says reports of him being attacked on stage are “absolute crap”

Morrissey at Kings Theatre
Morrissey at Kings Theatre, 2016 (more by P Squared

Morrissey‘s show in San Diego on Saturday, the last date of his short West Coast fall tour, ended just a little early when, during the show’s final song, “Every Day is Like Sunday,” an overzealous fan rushed the stage. TMZ reported that Moz was attacked but, as manager Peter Katsis said in a statement, “The fans were simply doing what they have been doing for almost 30 years. Trying anything they could do to jump onstage and touch him, or hug him.” Now Morrissey has released a new, very Morrissey 2018 type statement via Morrissey Central, including his #1 enemy…the press:

The only trouble at San Diego were the fictitious reports by TMZ that I had been attacked. This is absolute crap. The concert and the crowd were a dream night for me. I was honored and grateful for such an excited and loving response. It concluded an outstanding set of U.S dates and I am absolutely thrilled. TMZ, alas, live exclusively in a world of their own, and certain sections of the press seem enraged that there is nothing negative to report.

Meanwhile, Morrissey released a cover of The Pretenders’ “Back on the Chain Gang” as a single.

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