Sex pistols’ John Lydon shares demands of caring for wife Nora with Alzheimer’s

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Sex Pistols star John Lydon divulged the struggles which come with caring for his wife Nora who has Alzheimer's.

In a honest interview, the rock star opened up on Wednesday's Loose Women about the "physical demands" and "sleepless nights" which come with being a full-time carer.

The Sex Pistols frontman, who has the stage name Johnny Rotten, went public with his wife's Alzheimer's diagnosis in 2018.

Despite it's challenges, the 64-year-old musician said the most important thing remains that his wife Nora is happy at home with him.

Sex pistols' John Lydon shares demands of caring for wife Nora with Alzheimer's
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He said: "It's physically and mentally demanding. I hardly sleep at all. At least she's happy.

"Nora has an incredible sense of humour. Thanks to Brit Box, it keeps us together with a gigglefest. People know I like humour."

However, caring for his wife has taken a toll on his own health and taking care of himself.

The Sex Pistols frontman, who has the stage name Johnny Rotten, went public with his wife's Alzheimer's diagnosis in 2018
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He said: "I just don't [take care of myself]. I can't go anywhere to take care of my eyesight."

Loving John explained he is able to offer his wife "deeply personal care and affection".

He said: "I tried nursing homes, the nurses, she doesn't get on with them. She only trusts me.

In a honest interview, the rock star opened up on Wednesday's Loose Women about the "physical demands" and "sleepless nights" which come with being a full-time carer
(Image: ITV)

"It's natural foregone conclusion that I give her deeply personal care and affection for her."

But John will be left with no choice but to find excellent care for his wife while he's on tour in August to promote his new book I could be wrong, I could be right.

Originally it had been penned in last year but it had to be rescheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite it's challenges, the 64-year-old musician said the most important thing remains that his wife Nora is happy at home with him
(Image: ITV)

He added: "I don't know what It will be like in August when I go on tour. I'll have to slowly introduce carers to her.

"I have to do that (tour). It's a legal obligation but I have to consider excellent home care. She can't travel. Taking her to an airport will never happen.

"Crowds and flashing lights send her into a panic attack. She says dreadful things, he's trying to murder me. Strangers will think they are helping by interfering. There's the dilemma."

John and Nora have been married for many years since they tied the knot in 1979.