- NAME: Morrissey
- OCCUPATION: Singer
- BIRTH DATE: May 22, 1959 (Age: 54)
- Did You Know?: Morrissey has a home next door to actor Johnny Depp in California.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Manchester, England, United Kingdom
- Full Name: Morrissey
- Originally: Stephen Patrick Morrissey
- AKA: Stephen Morrissey
- ZODIAC SIGN: Gemini
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Morrissey was the lead singer for the Smiths, a British band that gained a loyal following during the 1980s.
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"I would rather eat my own testicles than re-form the Smiths," he said in 2006, "and that's saying something for a vegetarian."
Over the years, Morrissey's temper and outspokenness have continued to make headlines. In 2010, while commenting about animal cruelty in China, he said, "You can't help but feel that the Chinese people are a subspecies." His ire has also been directed at Kate Middleton, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Victoria and David Beckham.
In 2013, Morrissey released an autobiography, which was called, simply, Autobiography. The book covers his childhood, including his teenage fondness for the New York Dolls, a band of transvestites. "Jerry Nolan on the front of the Dolls debut album is the first woman I ever fell in love with," he wrote.
In his autobiography, Morrissey also revealed that he formed his first relationship at age 35, with photographer Jake Walters. The singer has always been vague about his own sexuality, and did not state whether or not the two were ever lovers. Some mentions of Walters were removed from the U.S. edition of the book.
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