John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) was hospitalized here as a child; mom died here.

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Whittington Hospital
Magdala Avenue Islington
London N19 5NF
United Kingdom


John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd., was hospitalized here for meningitis for several months as a child. See, for ex., "Rotten," his autobiography, at p. 43, and references can also be found on the Web. (On p. 17 of his book, Mr. Lyden mentions St. Ann's Hospital in Highgate, so maybe he treated in more than one place.)
When Mr. Lydon's mom spent ten weeks in this hospital until she died of cancer, he sat with her the entire time, day and night. There is a moving account in the Rotten book by his father, John Christopher Lydon, at p. 322.

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Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:37

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