Morrissey's guitarist, Jesse Tobias, is defending the singer in the ever-expanding feud with former opening act Kristeen Young. Earlier this week, Morrissey not so shockingly canceled the remainder of his North American tour due to a lung infection, which is nowhere near the first time he's canceled shows due to illnesses. He has a whole history with them, in fact,

This time, though, he blamed his opening act for getting him sick. Tobias weighed in on the issue on True to You with a statement backing up his heaven-knows-he's-miserable-now boss' claims.

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.

Jesse Tobias"

Morrissey released a statement the other day saying Young continued to perform with a cold, refusing to sit out for a few dates, which resulted in he and a number of his crew members getting sick. Young responded via Facebook to deny the allegations and balk at the fact that Morrissey would point the finger at her when she only had an "allergic reaction."

To add insult to injury, Morrissey's producer Tony Visconti jumped on the bandwagon and decided to side with Young.

We're guessing this isn't the end of this story. Until the next chapter, here's a video of Morrissey getting bum-rushed on stage last month.