John Lydon Announces New Career Move Following Wife’s Death


John Lydon known for being the aggressive frontman of 70s punk band The Sex Pistols, has appeared to swap the world of punk music for push bikes.

A new hardtail mountain bike has been launched by US company Ionic, with Lydon’s approval.

The bike itself, features a cartoon of Lydon on the frame, which costs £1,800.

 “This time they wanted to see if Johnny would put his name to it professionally, and he said yes. Johnny’s version of his bike is orange and features a drawing he did of himself performing and is signed by him”, a source revealed.

“shaped me”

This career move comes after John Lydon’s wife Nora Forster passed away back in April. She had been battling Alzheimer’s Disease.

Her death was confirmed by Lydon’s current band Public Image Ltd, who released the following statement.

“Rest in Peace Nora Forster”, the post read. “It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news that Nora Forster – John Lydon’s wife of nearly 5 decades – has passed away”. 

“Nora had been living with Alzheimer’s for several years. In which time John had become her full-time carer”, the post also added.

“Please respect John’s grief and allow him space. Rest in Peace Nora. Heart felt condolences to John from Rambo and all at PiL Official”. 

On his wife’s illness, Public Image Ltd star John Lydon stated that it “shaped him”.

“All the things I thought were the ultimate agony seem preposterous now,” the singer said. “It’s shaped me into what I am. I don’t think I’ll ever get over it.

Adding, “I don’t see how I can live without her. I wouldn’t want to. There’s no point”. More on this from Nova here.

Back in January, John Lydon released his Eurovision entry ‘Hawaii’, dedicating the track to his late wife.