Ok. Regarding the recent True-to-you statement from Morrissey: I did not "confess to a horrendous cold". On Monday, June 2nd, I had an allergy attack that was over within 16 hours. I went to a doctor (on Monday, June 2nd), an allergy specialist, who gave me drugs for allergies...and they worked. I explained this (early on Tuesday, June 3rd) and offered this doctor's phone number to Morrissey personally, via email, and the tour manager, Donnie Knutson (for proof....since they seemed to doubt me). But, they NEVER followed up with me or said doctor. Also....it is incorrect that I "decided to leave the tour completely". I was asked to leave. Was called (in the presence of my band as witnesses) by Morrissey's booking agent, Dave Tamaroff, and told that there would be a new support band in Boston. I am very sorry that Morrissey is not feeling well. But I will not tolerate these lies....particularly about my health. This is really too much and bizarre.
Further in the comments, Kristeen also writes:
Jerry. Believe me....I am fine. I am not whiling away my days weeping about this. But I HAVE to correct lies about my health, behaviour, etc. I DON"T WANT BACK! Quite the opposite. I WANT TO BE LEFT ALONE AND NOT LIED ABOUT. It seems like I'm not the one who can't get over it
more comments by KY in the Facebook thread:
...EVERYTHING comes from HIM. He controls all aspects of his tour. Do you really think he would let other people talk for him?
...Anyway....I really don't want to talk about it. I didn't want to talk about it....and I HADN'T fucking talked about it because I am beyond over it and on to the rest of my life.....but, you know....I had to respond to the lies. Ok. Good night all.
...Um.....I will say again. I had moved on. I was happy to move on. It looks like someone else hadn't moved on and decided to bring it up. I have every right to address false public statements made about my health. I can actually do both at the same time! Move on AND correct false statements. IMAGINE.
...Also......stop trying to stifle people from expressing themselves.
...I've about had it with people trying to scare other people.
...Please don't say offensive things about morrissey either. This is not the point.
- Statement by Jesse Tobias about Kristeen Young and Tony Visconti Facebook comments - true-to-you.net - June 13, 2014
- Morrissey statement on tour cancellation - true-to-you.net - June 10, 2014
- Remainder of US tour cancelled due to Morrissey's respiratory infection - June 10, 2014