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 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.”