October 17, 2013 21:33
Comedian Peter Serafinowicz sings the first page of Morrissey's autobiography - watch
He croons the book's opening words to the tune of The Smiths' 'William, It Was Really Nothing'.
The video - via The Telegraph - sees Serafinowicz singing the words from Autobiography in the style of Morrissey to the tune of The Smiths' 1984 single 'William, It Was Really Nothing'.
Morrissey's autobiography was published today (October 17) and reveals that his first serious relationship was with a man named Jake Owen Walters, which took place in the singer's 30s.
Writing in Autobiography, Morrissey says that he enjoyed a two-year relationship with the man, though he doesn't specify if they were lovers or not. Referencing his notorious celibacy, Morrissey writes that his time with Walters saw "the first time in my life the eternal 'I' becomes 'we', as, finally, I can get on with someone".
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One part of the book, published by Penguin Classics, tackles the issue of Morrissey's sexuality head on when he and Walters are asked if they are lovers when boarding a flight. "'Well,' says the woman in the British Airways lounge, 'you're either very close brothers or lovers.'" Morrissey writes. "'Can't brothers be lovers?' I imprudently reply – always ready with the pointlessly pert, whether sensible or not."
Morrissey was set to launch the book with a book signing in Sweden today (October 17). The former frontman of The Smiths will appear on the book's European launch date in person at Akademibokhandeln Nordstan in Gothenburg to sign copies of his memoir. In the announcement, Morrissey fan site True To You added "No additional book signings are planned".
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