Singer Morrissey has said that he doesn't "...know a single person who wants a Smiths reunion."

When Billboard asked him if he liked to see bands reuniting he said: "No, there aren't any bands I like to see again because your memory of them is how they were in their prime or at their best or at their most desperate, and you look to them to be someone that they no longer are."

The Smiths have recently revamped their website to include an illustrated band history and Morrissey has also signed a new record deal with Capitol Music.

He also spoke about the bout of illness he suffered in 2013, which included double pneumonia, a bleeding ulcer and a gastrointestinal disorder. "Well, I'm expected to see Easter.

"It was a bad year. I was in hospitals so frequently that the doctors were sick to death of me, and there's nothing more ageing than lying in a hospital bed, trying to recover from hospital food."

He added: "If your illness doesn't kill you then the hospital food sees you off. That's what it's there for. Anyway, it was my time to go to pieces. Much overdue."