Morrissey Blames Kate for Nurse's Suicide
The singer says the princess was in hospital for no reason and feels no shame for the death of Jacinda Saldanha.
December 12 2012 3:22 PM EST
February 05 2015 9:27 PM EST
Big mouth strikes again. Pop singer Morrissey, never one to hold back his scorn for the British royal family, tells New Zealand's 3 News that blame should go to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, for the shocking suicide of a nurse after a prank call by Australian DJs.
Jacinda Saldanha, a nurse at London's King Edward VII Hospital, was found dead December 7 after being tricked by radio disc jockeys Mel Greig and Michael Christian into helping reveal details about the pregnancy of Prince William's wife, who was being treated there for acute morning sickness. But according to Morrissey, the princess was in hospital "for absolutely no reason," adding "she feels no shame about the death of this woman. She's saying nothing about the death of this poor woman. The arrogance of the British royals is absolutely staggering."
A statement was released on behalf of William and Kate that reads, "Their Royal Highnesses were looked after so wonderfully well at all times by everybody at King Edward VII Hospital, and their thoughts and prayers are with Jacintha Saldanha's family, friends, and colleagues at this very sad time."
Watch the full interview with Morrissey here.