Famed for his antics as the frontman of the Sex Pistols, John Lydon tells Jon Snow he is now full of regrets for a childhood illness that made him forget who his mum and dad were.
“I’ve had problems from childhood and the book deals with that. Now when I recovered, for instance, from Meningitis – if you can call it recovery, it took me four years to get my memory back,” he told Snow.
“The pain you go through of not remembering your own parents. It took a lot out of me to have to go back into my childhood and face that pain and thereby really regurgitate the death of my parents and the lonely isolationism of that.
“And I don’t think I’ve ever made up to my mum and dad and they’re dead now and it breaks my heart. I’ve never made up [to] them for the fact that I forgot who they were.”