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Friday, 31 July 2020

Sex Pistols rocker John Lydon, 64, dons a Joker-inspired face mask as he makes rare public appearance to visit his local florist in Los Angeles

He shot to fame back in the '70s as the frontman of iconic British punk band the Sex Pistols, in which he became known for his rebellious and outspoken personality.
And John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, showed he'd retained a touch of his unconventional style earlier this week, when he was spotted donning a Joker-inspired face mask while visiting a florist local to his home in Venice, California.
Making a rare public appearance, the 64-year-old rocker carried a box of vibrant red and orange flowers as he quietly made his way through the coastal town's streets.
Holidays In The Sun: John Lydon was spotted donning a Joker-inspired face mask as he visit his local florist in Venice, California, earlier this week
Holidays In The Sun: John Lydon was spotted donning a Joker-inspired face mask as he visit his local florist in Venice, California, earlier this week
The Anarchy In The UK hitmaker looked casually cool for his outing, donning a loose-fitting denim shirt, which he teamed with baggy three-quarter length khaki shorts and a pair of slipper-style brown boots.
A source told MailOnline that the star spent approximately 15 minutes at the flower store, before emerging with his assortment of plants and a small box of decorations.
John's appearance comes weeks after the star revealed that he is now a full-time carer for his wife Nora Forster as she struggles with dementia.
Vibrant: Making a rare public appearance, the 64-year-old rocker carried a box of vibrant red and orange flowers as he quietly made his way through the coastal town's streets
Vibrant: Making a rare public appearance, the 64-year-old rocker carried a box of vibrant red and orange flowers as he quietly made his way through the coastal town's streets
Casually cool: The Anarchy In The UK hitmaker looked casually cool for his outing, donning a loose-fitting denim shirt, which he teamed with baggy three-quarter length khaki shorts
Footwear: He rounded out his ensemble with a pair of slipper-style brown boots
Casually cool: The Anarchy In The UK hitmaker looked casually cool for his outing, donning a loose-fitting denim shirt, which he teamed with baggy three-quarter length khaki shorts
Solo: Sporting double pierced ears, the British musician made his trip to the flower store solo
Solo: Sporting double pierced ears, the British musician made his trip to the flower store solo
Icon: Punk rock icon John is pictured in an undated snapshot during his punk rock heyday
California dreaming: The star has since settled into a quieter life in California
Icon: Punk rock icon John is pictured left in an undated snapshot during his punk rock heyday
The London-born musician − who has been married to wife Nora, 78, for 41 years − is now taking care of his longtime spouse as she battles Alzheimer's.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, he said: 'Nora has Alzheimer's... I am her full-time carer and I won't let anyone mess up with her head.
'For me the real person is still there. That person I love is still there every minute of every day and that is my life. It's unfortunate that she forgets things, well, don't we all?'
The punk rocker married the German publishing heiress in 1979 and became stepfather to her daughter, The Slits singer Ari Up, who died in 2010.
Fuming: The star recently shared his 'fury' at gigs being cancelled during the current COVID-19 pandemic as it means he is losing out on money after his band had to cancel their touring plans
Fuming: The star recently shared his 'fury' at gigs being cancelled during the current COVID-19 pandemic as it means he is losing out on money after his band had to cancel their touring plans
.Rise to fame: He shot to fame back in the '70s as the frontman of iconic British punk band the Sex Pistols, in which he became known for his rebellious and outspoken personality
Keep on rocking: He is also the lead singer of post-punk band Public Image Ltd (PiL)
Rise to fame: He shot to fame back in the '70s as the frontman of iconic British punk band the Sex Pistols, in which he became known for his rebellious and outspoken personality
Rolled up: The stinger rolled up the sleeves of his baggy denim shirt for his solo trip to the store
Rolled up: The stinger rolled up the sleeves of his baggy denim shirt for his solo trip to the store
Home: John lives in the heart of coastal town Venice, famed for its bustling beach and artists

He first revealed his wife's diagnosis in 2018, and how says her condition is like a constant hangover that is getting worse and worse. 
The couple have been searching the best possible care for Nora as her condition deteriorates.
And John revealed how impressed experts have been that she still remembers him, and he suggested 'a bit of love goes a long way' when he comes to taking care of her.
He also insisted he has no plans of putting Nora into a home in Los Angeles - where they both live - despite the strain her illness has on both their lives.
Elsewhere in the interview, the star added that he is 'furious' that gigs have been cancelled during the current COVID-19 pandemic as it means he is losing out on money after his band Public Image Ltd. had to cancel their touring plans. 
Difficult: John recently revealed he is now a full time carer for his wife Nora Forster as she struggles with dementia. Pictured together in April 2017
Difficult: John recently revealed he is now a full time carer for his wife Nora Forster as she struggles with dementia. Pictured together in April 2017
Happy couple: The punk rocker and the German heiress, pictured in 1984, married in 1979
Happy couple: The punk rocker and the German heiress, pictured in 1984, married in 1979
Nora's condition is one of the reasons God Save The Queen singer John has stepped back from the public eye in recent years.
In a 2018 radio interview, John brought up his wife's illness, but said he is a natural carer after he became guardian to late stepdaughter Ari's three children.
He said: 'It's something I feel I was trained for. One of my jobs before the Pistols was looking after problem children.
'The Sex Pistols were obviously problem children and anyone younger would also do for me. I'm a natural caregiver, I just can't help it.' 
John and Nora became guardians to Ari Up's twin teenage boys in 2000 after she struggled to cope with motherhood, and they took in her third child in 2010 after her death.
Hellraiser: The singer, known as Johnny Rotten, was more known for his rebellious image. Pictured with the Sex Pistols in April 1976
Hellraiser: The singer, known as Johnny Rotten, was more known for his rebellious image. Pictured with the Sex Pistols in April 1976
Memories: John said Nora's condition is like a constant hangover, but she still remembers him
Memories: John said Nora's condition is like a constant hangover, but she still remembers him

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