Former Hell Raider John Lydon fears demons are trying to kill him – including Count Dracula.
The 67-year-old Sex Pistols icon was hospitalized for a year at the age of seven with spinal meningitis.
He revealed that he had severe hallucinations that persist to this day, with the worst showing a large, vampire-like figure.
The tormented Pretty Vacant singer said: “I saw dragons, demons, priests, things trying to kill me. It was terrifying and I still have some of those visions to this day, particularly this very tall black priest who looks almost like Dracula.
When asked about his worst childhood memory, he said: “My meningitis. The resulting hallucinations were terrible.
“Every once in a while, this character pops up in the corner of a room. I’ll catch them with my eyes and they don’t mean well by me.”
The Never Mind the B*llocks star added: “They want to steal me. kidnap me To take something from me that doesn’t belong to them.”
Earlier in the year, The Sun reported on how John was set to compete with pop band Wild Youth to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The rock star, who led the legendary British punk band as Johnny Rotten in the 1970s, was one of the acts who appeared in a Eurovision Eurosong Late Late Special on 3 February.
Rumors swirled after the star’s current band’s website, PiL (Public Image Limited), warned fans to “stay tuned in and wait for a big announcement on Monday.”
PiL’s song “Hawaii” was recorded as a “love letter” to John’s wife of almost five decades, Nora, who had Alzheimer’s disease.