Morrissey has started using Twitter.

The 'First Of The Gang To Die' singer joined the social media site in June 2009 but only posted his first message last night (14.05.14), writing: ''Hello. Testing, 1, 2, 3. Planet Earth, are you there? One can only hope... (sic)''

The post has already been re-tweeted more than 14,000 times and he followed the tweet by: ''Follow, follow, follow. Twitter is the perfect metaphor for...something. Dunno what. (sic)''

The 54-year-old star has revealed the title track from his new album, 'World Peace Is None of Your Business', along with the artwork for the record.

He has also unveiled a video for a spoken word version of the single featuring Nancy Sinatra.

The album will be released on July 14 and includes songs including 'Neal Cassady Drops Dead', 'Earth Is The Loneliest Planet' and 'Kick The Bride Down The Aisle'.

Morrissey, who released his autobiography in October last year, has signed a worldwide record deal with Universal Music's American-based Harvest Records for the release of his 10th studio album.

Meanwhile, the star was recently mobbed during a concert in San Jose, California, and was knocked over after security struggled to keep members of the audience from clambering onto the stage.