Published Nov 23, 2020Whether or not you like John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten), there's no denying that the man contains multitudes. After all, he is responsible for both Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. And when it comes to talking points in the news, he's responsible for both pro-MAGA rhetoric and, more recently, a strange tale about some fleas biting him on the dick.
In his recently released book I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right [via 1 News/New Zealand Herald], the 64-year-old punker said he got flea bites all over his body, including his nether regions, after befriending some squirrels that were hanging around his house in Venice Beach, CA.
"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 recalled.
"The bites, wow, last night was murder because of it. The itching too. It's such a poxy thing to get caught out on. The only way around it, because I'm not going to blame the poor little squirrels, is to Vaseline my legs. I just hope they don't get the wrong idea."
Speaking of not giving them the wrong idea, Lydon added that he's been making sure he doesn't domesticate the squirrels too far.
"I'm determined to keep my squirrel friends independent, y'know," he said. "There's no petting. If they want to nudge up that's fine, but I know it's for a peanut and not because I'm lovely."