London, Apr 4 : Singer Steven Patrick Morrissey has accepted a public apology from a British magazine that accused him of being a racist and a hypocrite.
According to Morrissey's solicitor, John Reid, an article in Word magazine by David Quantick had been "construed to suggest that Mr Morrissey was a racist, held racist opinions or that (as the child of migrant parents) he was a hypocrite," reports BBC.
The magazine has now apologized saying that it was "absurd to accuse Mr Morrissey of being a racist" and that he was "not a hypocrite"
Word's lawyer, Caroline Kean, insisted that the magazine offers its "sincere apologies" to the singer.
"I am obviously delighted with this victory and the clearing of my name in public where it is loud and clear for all to hear," said Morrissey.
The article, at the end had referred to statements made by Morrissey in the NME magazine last December.
Morrissey has also has also launched a legal action against the NME, which is ongoing.
"The NME have calculatedly tried to damage my integrity and to label me as a racist in order to boost their diminishing circulation," he said.