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The singer told the site True-to-You.net that the bass player had made the latest the allegation in a new interview with the site Eyeweekly.com.
Morrissey said: "It is a recurring comment whereby Andy confirms that his dismissal from the Smiths was made via a handwritten postcard from me telling Andy, 'You have left the Smiths.'"
He also said: "I would like to state to anyone interested in the truth of this matter that no such postcard was ever written by me, and no dismissal postcard was ever placed on Andy's car with my knowledge or consent. I am naturally irked that such an alleged deed has gone down in the fairy tale footnotes of Smiths lore."
The singer added: "If such a postcard ever existed, it is likely that an unfunny stunt was played on Andy by someone attempting Morrissey scrawl - easily done".
Rourke was sacked in 1986 for alleged drug use, but rejoined the band after only two weeks.
Both Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr have recently said they will not reform the band, despite lucrative offers for a reunion tour. Marr has recently played with Neil Finn's 7 Worlds Collide project and Modest Mouse and is currently a member of the Cribs, while Morrissey continues to record as a solo artist.