Morrissey walks off stage in anti-meat protest

Morrissey halted his performance at California's Coachella music festival on Friday to protest against members of the audience who were eating meat.

The former Smiths frontman, a staunch vegetarian, was disgusted by the smell of barbecued meat products wafting over the crowd at the Indio, California event.

And halfway through his set, the star stopped mid-song and walked off stage, telling the audience: "I can smell burning flesh and I hope to God it's human."

A few minutes later the star returned and re-started his performance, adding: "The smell of burning animals is making me sick. I just couldn't bear it."

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