You do control whether or not you choose to communicate information to your fans.
What a bullshitter! IMO this statement makes him look even worse in all this because he knew this happened in the past, it proves he knew all along he wasn't playing the festival, and he just didn't give a shit if fans were spending money on it. He doesn't even say he's sorry. Morrissey always blames everyone else.
Well, it's big deal to me...as I believed the rumors he was gonna blow it off all along.