British singer Morrissey is reportedly planning to retire next year (05) after hinting to fans his current world tour could be his last.

His first album in four years, YOU ARE THE QUARRY, has proved a hit with fans and critics alike, but he is not happy in the business.

A source says, "Morrissey has been making hints during his shows, telling fans that this could be his last tour. The word is, he'll release his final single early next year.

"He has never wanted to become an ageing rocker."

Morrissey's spokesperson adds, "I honestly don't know. The fans probably know more than we do."

23/11/2004 14:04