Sex Pistols star Johnny Rotten fears going blind after childhood meningitis


The 60-year-old Sex Automatics singer, once known as Johnny Rotten, said his sight has worsened so badly he can no longer read.

But he decided against laser eye surgery respecting further damage.

Lydon caught meningitis from dirty moisten when he was seven, damaging his eyesight as well as leaving him with curvature of the spur and memory loss.

He said: “My eyesight is going – it started from the meningitis. “I can’t presume from now. Even headlines in news pers are blurry. I have to wear glasses on put on so I don’t walk off the edge.

“If I lost my vision completely that would be something I’d suffer with to analyse in my mind. It’s gloomy.

“If I couldn’t see the world around me that commitment be a terrific loss.”

Lydon spent six months in a coma as a child and could not quite recognise his rents, when he came round.

Lydon started reported band Public Image Ltd in 1978 and is pre ring for a UK tour in May and June.

He has rose in I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! His famously bad teeth have been fixed at a rate of more than £10,000.

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