Quick Facts of John Lydon

  • Full NameJohn Lydon
  • Net Worthover $2million
  • Nickname Johnny Rotten
  • Marital Status Married
  • Birthplacein Holloway, London, England
  • ProfessionSinger and songwriter
  • Nationality Irish
  • Active Year1978-present
  • Eye colour Blue
  • Hair colour Blonde
  • SpouseNora Foster
  • Height5ft 8 inch
  • Weight70kg
  • EducationWell-educated
  • Online PresenceFacebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube
  • Children3
  • Horoscope Aquarius
John Lydon Bio, Family, Marriage, Wife, Kids, Salary, and Net Worth

John Lydon, famously known by his stage name, Johnny Rotten, is an English-born singer and a songwriter.

Likewise, John is mostly known for being the lead singer of the late- 1970s British punk band, the Sex Pistols. Also, he is the lead singer of the post-punk band Public Image Ltd (PiL).

Furthermore, Lydon has a hobby in music, so he has worked as a singer and songwriter. He has been part of the Hollywood industry for a very long time.

To explore more about the multi-talented personality of John Lydon. Stay on the page and keep on scrolling till the end.

Early Years of John Lydon

Lydon’s birth name is John Joseph Lydon, and he was born on 31 January 1956 in Holloway, London, England, under the Aquarius birth sign.

Similarly, he took birth to Irish parents and belongs to Irish nationality.

John Lydon with his mom. Image Credit: @sexpistols.official

Moreover, he is the eldest son of John Christopher Lydon and Eileen Lydon and three brothers. And the name of his brothers is Martin LydonJimmy Lydon, and Bobby Lydon.

When the singer was around 11 years old, he and his family shifted to a council flat in Finsbury Park.

At a very early age, he has contracted a serious bout of meningitis, which put him in and out of a coma for almost a year, which seems that the experience only strengthened him.

John Lydon during his childhood. Image Credit: Instagram

Revealing his academic background, he was expelled from Catholic secondary school. That is why he could not complete his 0 levels.

Later on, John joined Hackney & Stoke Newington College of Further Education, then after Kingsway College.

Rose To Stardom,

As mentioned above, the good looking handsome man is best remembered as the lead singer of the group bands, Sex Pistols and the punk.

Not only this but also the singer is involved in the band, Public Image Ltd (PiL) from the year 1978 to 1999. Further, he published his very first autobiography, Rotten: No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs, in 1993.

John, with his cool band members . . . #sexpistols_official#thesexpistols#johnlydon#johnnyrotten#paulcook#stevejones#sidvicious#nancyspunged#punk#punkrock#anarchy#prettyvacant#70s#80s#chaos#oi#legend#destroy#glenmatlock. Image Credit: Instagram

Then, after four years, Lydon released his solo album on Virgin Records called Psycho’s Path. Additionally, the star appeared On the British reality television program, I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! In the year 2004.

In late 2008, he performed in one of the advertising campaigns for Country Life margarine on British television. Also, he was together in the band named Potential Sex Pistols’ revival from the year 2006 to 2009.

Later, in 2009, he worked for the Public Image Limited reformation, and he is together with the band as of now.

Lydon’s stage performance. Image Credit: Instagram

In his 60s, John is now a full-time carer for a wife, Nora Forster, who has Alzheimer’s disease, and the duo was married for more than 40 years.

His Married Life

Well, splitting hot tea on his personal life, the former Sex Pistols lead singer, Rotten, walked down the aisle with his longtime girlfriend turned wife, Nora Foster, in 1979.

Not to mention, John is the second husband of Nora, whom she met while working as a promoter for a London Music scene. At the same time, Johny has gotten launched as the lead singer in the mid-1970s for the punk band, Sex Pistols.

John Lydon with his lovely wife, Nora Foster. Image Credit: Instagram

Lydon shared the vows with the German publishing heiress Foster in 1979. Furthermore, the duo owns a residence in the UK but primarily lives in Venice, California, which the couple has been calling home for over thirty years.

As of now, the lovebird has been married for more than 40 years, and John still adores her a lot as nothing ever changed. Before, the famous songwriter had a romantic link with an artist named Joan Jett in 1978.

John’s Wife Nora is an Alzheimer Patient

In October 2018, the 65 years old TV personality came to the public with his wife’s illness through an interview with TV Magazines and radio stations stating-

“Nora has Alzheimer… I am her full-time carer, and I won’t let anyone mess up her head.”

Later, in June 2020, Nora noted that her illness worsened and further mentioned he is taking full-time care of his beloved wife.

Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten’s wife, Nora Foster, is an Alzheimer’s patient. Image Credit: The Times

It might be surprising that Forster is already the mum of daughter Ari Foster while marrying Lydon. Further, she gave birth to Ari with her ex-spouse, Frank Foster.

The former couple tied their wedding knot in 1962 however parted their ways in 1970, citing irreconcilable differences. And, her daughter Ari first stepped into this world on 17 January 1962, tragically passed away at 48 years of age due to breast cancer.

And Nora and Lydon decided to take the guardianship of grandchildren Wilton and twin boys Pedro and Pablo after their daughter Ari’s sad demise.

How Rich is Joh Lydon in 2021?

The British singer-songwriter, Johny, earns a big chunk of money throughout his acting and music profession.

Within his long career, he has already grabbed a massive amount of net worth and fame. Until now, the star has released many albums and appeared in many stage shows.

Already, he has performed in countries like the UK, USA, and Belgium.

John Lydon prefers to live like a King. Image Credit: Instagram

Accordingly, he possesses a net worth of over $2million as of now. Also, John is continuing his career, which leads to his net worth getting a boost in the coming days.

John Lydon’s lavish apartment. Image Credit: dailymail.co.uk

On the other hand, his darling wife, Nora, appeared in Genghis Khan and Mein Schones, Kurzes Leben.

However, the Hollywood actress retired from the film industry due to her worsening AlzheLydon’sLydon’s wife, Foster, who started her career by supporting music groups in 1970, garnered a net worth of almost $1million.

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