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Morrissey helps elderly woman in New York bookstore after she collapses


Singer Morrissey performs during day one of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2009 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2009 in Indio, California.


Kevin Winter

Morrissey fans have another reason to swoon.

British rocker Morrissey was at the iconic New York bookstore the Strand in the photography section when an older woman collapsed next to him last Sunday, Pitchfork reported.

According to Queerty, "Morrissey, who was there alone, immediately rushed to her side and crouched on the ground to see if she was okay."

An eyewitness said Morrissey helped her pick up her things and asked to help her. Although she declined, the elderly woman "touched Morrissey’s cheek in gratitude!"

Fans of the reclusive former lead singer of The Smiths will be not be surprised to learn he seemed "very shaken up and flustered by the incident" and soon after fled the store without a purchase in hand.

So, what are the chances of a reference to the incident in a new Morrissey song? We think, pretty high.