John Lydon says sick woman will be “loved every step of the way”


John Lydon said his 42-year-old wife would be “loved every step of the way” as she continues to live with Alzheimer’s disease.

The Sex Pistols icon explained that he spent most of the last year finding the right kind of caregivers for Nora Forster, who became his wife in 1979. He revealed his diagnosis in 2018.

“All the girls and they all love Nora and she loves them,” Lydon told the Metro of the people he had hired. “I found out that I was selfish being the only caregiver. I refused his female company. Silly little things that were absolutely important to her that I was oblivious to, like nail polish, ladies’ jokes and lipstick. I was ridiculously overprotective.

The rocker reported that he spoke to Nora via video chat every night during his ongoing spoken word tour in support of the 2020 memoir. I could be wrong, I could be right. “There’s little recognition, then the last three minutes are completely gone from her life,” he said, “but she will remember things from 20 or 40 years ago absolutely vividly. It’s an amazing thing to watch, a human brain deteriorates and yet gains clarity in some things.

When asked if he thought people might be surprised that the couple had been together for so long, Lydon replied: A long and complex story. I took care of problem children when I was 15. It was before the Sex Pistols, so I was well prepared for them.

While music has remained a part of the couple’s relationship, Lydon admitted that old British comedy was a stronger bond. “When I was young, I had meningitis and I lost my memory, that’s how I was able to relate to Nora’s situation,” the singer explained. “I used British comedies to become a human being again and I think that keeps Nora somewhat stable.”

“Unlike my memory loss, I had hopes of a cure – it took four years – but I’m afraid my poor baby won’t … it’s just going to get worse for her,” the rocker continued. . “But she won’t fall without a fight and she won’t fall without laughing. And she will certainly, certainly be loved every step of the way.

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