Johnny Rotten's penis bitten by flea after he befriends squirrels at his home

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(MANDATORY CREDIT Ebet Roberts/Redferns) John Lydon attends the opening of an exhibit called 'Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986' at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City on April 15, 2019.  (Photo by Ebet Roberts/Redferns)
John Lydon attends an exhibition in 2019. (Ebet Roberts/Redferns)

John Lydon has revealed that a flea from one of the squirrels he allows to roam his LA home bit his penis.

The Sex Pistols icon, better known by the stage name Johnny Rotten, writes about his passion for squirrels in his new book I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right – but it seems having them around comes with some unpleasant consequences.

He told the Daily Star: “I looked down there this morning at my willy and there’s a f***ing flea bite on it. And there’s another one on the inside of my leg.

“The bites, wow, last night was murder because of it. The itching too. It’s such a poxy thing to get caught out on.

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“The only way around it, because I’m not going to blame the poor little squirrels, is to Vaseline my legs.”

Lydon reveals in his book that he’s spent a “fortune” on peanuts for the squirrels.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 21:  (L-R) John Lydon and Nora Forster attend "The Public Image is Rotten" Premiere during 2017 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studios on April 21, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
John Lydon and Nora Forster attend the premiere of The Public Image Is Rotten in 2017. (Noam Galai/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

The star lives in Venice Beach with wife of 40 years Nora, who has Alzheimer’s disease.

Speaking to the Mirror earlier this year, he said: “I am her full-time carer and I won’t let anyone mess up with her head.

“For me the real person is still there. That person I love is still there every minute of every day and that is my life. It’s unfortunate that she forgets things, well, don’t we all?”

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Discussing Nora’s condition, he said: “I suppose her condition is one of like a permanent hangover for her.

“It gets worse and worse, bits of the brain store less and less memory and then suddenly some bits completely vanish.”

I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right is available to buy now.

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