On Saturday (Nov. 10), TMZ reported that a fan who stormed the stage at a Morrissey show at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego tried to attack the singer before being tackled by security.
However, Morrissey released a statement defending the fan, who apparently was just trying to show the singer some love. “The only trouble at San Diego were the fictitious reports by TMZ that I had been attacked,” he wrote on his website. “This is absolute crap. The concert and the crowd were a dream night for me. I was honored and grateful for such an excited and loving response. It concluded an outstanding set of U.S dates and I am absolutely thrilled. TMZ, alas, live exclusively in a world of their own, and certain sections of the press seem enraged that there is nothing negative to report.”
Watch the video that started it all below.