Morrissey apologises to fans for his last album ‘disaster’

Singer has also written about collapsing onstage in Swindon

Morrissey has released an end-of-year statement in which he laments his recent ‘Swords’ compilation album as a “disaster”.

The album, a collection of B-sides, was released in October and charted in the UK at Number 55. Speaking of the chart performance, Morrissey wrote on fan site True-to-you.net that he thought the collection was overpriced.

“I am sorry that ‘Swords’ was such a meek disaster,” he wrote. “It was proposed and accepted as a budget-priced CD, yet emerged everywhere as the most expensive CD in the racks. It was poorly distributed and didn’t stand a chance, and ranks as the lowest chart position I’ve ever encountered.”

Elsewhere in the statement Morrissey wrote of his 2009 tour, which saw him walk offstage in Liverpool after a fan threw a drink at him and collapse mid-set in Swindon.

“Hope denied in Liverpool, and the physical limits were tipped in Swindon – these were life’s unfortunate lows,” he wrote of the gigs. “I spent the night at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon where the staff restored my faith in humanity. I had no idea such kindness existed.”

The singer also confirmed that he is still without a record label at present, after leaving Universal earlier this year.

“What does the future hold?” he wrote. “What does the next minute hold? It all rests as ever on determination – that which springs from somewhere deeper than the body. Record label interest is zero, but the sun will creep back into the room one way or another. It always does.”