From The National Post:
Former Smiths frontman Stephen Patrick Morrissey was just minding his own business at The Strand bookstore in New York City on Wednesday, perusing photography volumes to put on his coffee table and then pretend he never wanted in the first place, when an elderly lady in his proximity collapsed. And in a momentary lapse, Morrissey did not just roll his eyes and mutter something about how miserable it is to be human and alive, oh no — he helped!
“Morrissey, who was there alone, immediately rushed to her side and crouched on the ground to see if she was okay,” a source told Queerty.com. “He picked up her stray belongings and asked if he could get her some water or call for help.”
The woman, who declined both water and help, is reported to have touched Morrissey’s cheek in gratitude.
And then, upon feeling the warmth of human contact and realizing what he had done, Morrissey became “very shaken up and flustered” and rushed out of the store to wash his face and purge himself of any remaining empathy for his fellow man.