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David Bowie denies Victoria and Albert Museum curator claim

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David Bowie has denied being a co-curator for next year's exhibition of his stage costumes at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

The singer-songwriter issued a statement, published on Facebook, clarifying reports about his involvement in the show.

David Bowie performing at Glastonbury in the year 2000

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"Contrary to recently published reports relating to the announcement by the V&A of an upcoming David Bowie Exhibition, I am not a co-curator and did not participate in any decisions relating to the exhibition," the statement read.

"The David Bowie Archive gave unprecedented access to the V&A and museum's curators have made all curatorial and design choices."

Bowie quipped: "A close friend of mine tells me that I am neither 'devastated', 'heartbroken' nor 'uncontrollably furious' by this news item."

The director of next year's show had reportedly told The Observer earlier this month that Bowie was "involved in selecting exhibits".

Bowie was reportedly approached to appear at the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony but is said to have declined the chance to close the show with a performance of 'Heroes'.

His last album was 2003's Reality, and in 2008 he provided guest backing vocals on two songs on Scarlett Johansson's debut album Anywhere I Lay My Head.

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