Despite releasing an autobiography clocking in at over 500 pages less than a week ago, Morrissey has felt compelled to set the record straight about his sexuality. The former Smiths frontman discussed his relationship with Jake Owen Walters in the book - published under the Penguin Classics imprint - though the singer asserts that he is not gay.

"Unfortunately, I am not homosexual. In technical fact, I am humasexual," he wrote in a note posted on the fansite True To You. "I am attracted to humans.But, of course ... not many."

In the hotly anticipated memoir Autobiography, the singer claimed he was in his mid-thirties before he entered into his first serious relationship - with Jake. "...for the first time in my life the eternal 'I' becomes 'we,' as, finally, I can get on with someone," he writes.

"Jake and I neither sought not needed company other than our own for the whirlwind stretch to come," he adds, "Indulgently Jake and I test how far each of us can go before 'being dwelt in' causes cries of intolerable struggle, but our closeness transcends such visitations."

Morrissey also speaks of his indifference to girls, writing, "Girls remained mysteriously attracted to me.and I had no idea why, since although each fumbling foray hit the target, nothing electrifying took place, and I turned a thousand corners without caring . Far more exciting were the array of stylish racing bikes that my father would bring home."

That said, the singer disclosed how he once considered having a child with a female friend - or "a mewling miniature monster," as the Manchester singer put it.

Morrisey's Autobiography (Penguin Classics) is out now. It is likely to become the biggest selling music book of the year. 

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