There's never a dull moment with Morrissey.
The singer is approaching the release of his new album, with a batch of American tour dates being scrapped due to illness.
Initially, a statement from Morrissey's camp argued that the vocalist caught the sickness bug from support act Kirsteen Young - something Young rebutted.
Posting a Facebook note to fans, Kirsteen Young argued that she was suffering from allergies - with producer Tony Visconti apparently 'liking' the comment.
In a new statement on fan site True To You, Morrissey's guitarist Jesse Tobias has come down heavy on both parties. The note in full:
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It's been quite Disheartening to see the "Facebook" Hatred thrown about by Our Former Friends/ Working Partners Kristeen Young and Tony Visconti. I do feel that Someone needs to Speak Up for Moz in this situation as it is unbearable to watch people you once trusted , Attack and Pick Away at your Friend.
In my experience ANYONE associated with the Morrissey Camp know they are solely there because of Morrissey himself.
He chooses to tour/ work with certain people.
For Kristeen and Tony Visconti to go on about Her being better off now, without considering Morrissey's 9 years of help and promotion is Very Disappointing.
Only speaking from my experience, with the crew and Moz falling ill in Miami, for Kristeen to deny she was truly sick seems disingenuous.
I was told after the show in Miami by Crew and Security that there was some concern because Kristeen was obviously unwell.
Our crew then tried to keep her at a reasonable distance but being in such close quarters for months these things sometimes happen.
I am Upset that in this situation Kristeen could not take the tour as a whole into consideration and just comply with the postponement announcement.
One could only assume it was necessary for her to justify herself and ultimately receive some promotion out of the matter.
This combined with Tony Visconti's Parrot Like affirmation on "Facebook" that "she is better off, is Morrissey Capable of being handled?" is Repulsive.
This is a MAN who worked closely with us on a record and several sessions that Suddenly flips into Schoolgirl mode with "yeah you tell em" Chatter...??
Good Riddance to False Friends.
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Morrissey is set to release new album 'World Peace Is None of Your Business' on July 14th.