Morrissey Pulls Autobiography Launch After Row
Morrissey's plans to release his autobiography next week have been scrapped after a "last-minute content disagreement" with his publishers.
The memoirs were set to cover subjects including the singer's upbringing in Manchester and his relationship with ex-Smiths songwriting partner Johnny Marr.
But the book will no longer come out on Monday after Morrissey's deal with Penguin collapsed, said a fan website.
True To You reported in a statement that no review copies were printed and the singer was now looking for a new publisher.
It said: "Although Morrissey's autobiography was set to be available throughout the UK on September 16, a last-minute content disagreement between Penguin Books and Morrissey has caused the venture to collapse.
"No review copies were printed, and Morrissey is now in search of a new publisher."
A spokeswoman for Penguin said there would be no comment on the statement.
The former Smiths frontman is no stranger to controversy, having criticised fellow singers during his career.
He included a track called Margaret On The Guillotine - in which he mused about the execution of Baroness Thatcher - on his solo debut album in 1988.
And last year, the prominent vegetarian waded into the row over the Falkland Islands telling the audience at an Argentinian gig that they "belong to you".
In March this year, he cancelled the remaining 22 dates of his US tour because of ill health.
The singer had been suffering from mounting problems, including a bleeding ulcer, a condition of the oesophagus and double pneumonia.
He published two books, one about US rockers The New York Dolls and another about the actor James Dean, before finding fame with The Smiths.