Published Oct 29, 2014Soon after Morrissey's Autobiography came to North America last December, reports emerged that this version had been edited, with the details of the Smiths singer's relationship with a man named Jake Owen Walters getting cut out. Luckily for fans seeking the uncensored version, the book will now reportedly be available in its full form when it arrives on paperback on November 4.
While the original UK version was published through Penguin Classics, the North American one came a couple of months later through Penguin imprint G. P. Putnam's Sons. Not only were the details of the Moz's relationship edited — taking out three sentences and alter two more concerning the relationship — a photograph of the man in question was also removed.
However, Billboard reports that the book will come back to its original version here in North America. Neither Penguin nor Putnam has commented on why the cuts were made in the first place, nor why they were changed back.
Meanwhile, Morrissey has probably been too busy to worry about the contents of his book, what with his feud with Harvest Records and reports of cancer treatments. So much has happened to him this year that he might almost be ready for Autobiography II.