Recently, Morrissey canceled the last 18 dates of his USA tour. After canceling the dates, there was a bit of back and forth between Moz and opening act Kristeen Young about whether Young was to blame for Morrissey's illness.
Well, Moz's guitar player Jesse Tobias has issued a lengthy statement via the Moz fan site "True to You" attacking Young's statement. He also attacks producer Tony Visconti who has worked with Moz previously (as well as Bowie and others) because Visconti "liked" Young's facebook post.
It's all rather childish, but you can click read more to see Tobias' statement and to revel in it all.
Jesse Tobias Statement
It's been quite Disheartening to see the "Facebook" Hatred thrown about by Our Former Friends/ Working Partners Kristeen Young and Tony Visconti. I do feel that Someone needs to Speak Up for Moz in this situation as it is unbearable to watch people you once trusted , Attack and Pick Away at your Friend. In my experience ANYONE associated with the Morrissey Camp know they are solely there because of Morrissey himself. He chooses to tour/ work with certain people. For Kristeen and Tony Visconti to go on about Her being better off now, without considering Morrissey's 9 years of help and promotion is Very Disappointing. Only speaking from my experience, with the crew and Moz falling ill in Miami, for Kristeen to deny she was truly sick seems disingenuous. I was told after the show in Miami by Crew and Security that there was some concern because Kristeen was obviously unwell. Our crew then tried to keep her at a reasonable distance but being in such close quarters for months these things sometimes happen. I am Upset that in this situation Kristeen could not take the tour as a whole into consideration and just comply with the postponement announcement. One could only assume it was necessary for her to justify herself and ultimately receive some promotion out of the matter. This combined with Tony Visconti's Parrot Like affirmation on "Facebook" that "she is better off, is Morrissey Capable of being handled?" is Repulsive. This is a MAN who worked closely with us on a record and several sessions that Suddenly flips into Schoolgirl mode with "yeah you tell em" Chatter…??
Good Riddance to False Friends.