Ex-Sex Pistols singer John Lydon has revealed that he has received bites from fleas on his legs and penis after he befriended a group of squirrels at his Los Angeles home.
According to the Daily Star, the former Sex Pistols frontman has been bringing squirrels into his house, leading to a subsequent flea infestation. He said of the incident: “I looked down there this morning at my willy and there’s a fucking flea bite on it. And there’s another one on the inside of my leg.”
He continued: “The bites, wow, last night was murder because of it. The itching too. It’s such a poxy thing to get caught out on.” His initial compassion for the squirrels hasn’t been affected by the incident, as he concludes that he’s “not going to blame the poor little squirrels.”
“The only way around it, because I’m not going to blame the poor little squirrels, is to Vaseline my legs.”
Groin-based insect bites aren’t the only arresting headlines Lydon has generated recently – before the recent US election, a photograph of Lydon wearing a “Make America Great Again” t-shirt was circulated on Twitter, with fans confused at the former punk-rocker supporting a right-wing candidate. It was later revealed that the photo predated this by quite some time, however, Lydon doubled-down on his support for Donald Trump recently, saying “I’m working-class English, it makes complete sense to me to vote for a person who actually talks about my kind of people.”
He added: “Trump’s not a politician. He’s never claimed to be. How unusually, exceptionally wonderful is that for people like me?”
Lydon gained US citizenship in 2013.
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