With one tweet Morrissey gains 170,000 new Twitter followers

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Musician Morrissey sent out his first tweet and Twitter responded with 170,000 new followers within 24 hours of sending out his test tweet.

Morrissey has been registered on Twitter since June of 2009 but the account has been inactivate. Even without tweeting on the account, he still had 77,000 followers but now that the account is active, the followers have almost tripled to 244,000, Billboard reported.

This first tweet was retweeted over nearly 18,000 times. Since he started tweeting the musician has been getting the hang of the social network and tweeted four times.

Morrissey has plans to release a new album titled World Peace is None of Your Business. This is the first new album from the former Smiths frontman in over five years.

Morrissey announced the news on his online zine True to You.

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