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Punk legend warns of drug dangers

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Punk legend warns of drug dangers
John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, has spoken out against the glamourisation of drugs in the same week that Pete Doherty found himself up in court for another drugs-related offence.

The former Sex Pistols frontman told the Daily Star that he "despises" drugs after seeing the effects it had on former band member Sid Vicious.

Punk rocker Lydon, said: "If only Sid had been able to grow out of the drug thing. He went into it like such a child. He did it in such a goofy, innocent way."

"For him it was a fantastically decadent world that he assumed carried applause with. And he was horribly rewarded because people would think he was special as he was so off his tree."

The I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! star added: "But deep down, poor old Sid knew he was not special. That's what we are as human beings, full of self-doubt and fear - and that's no bad thing. Heroin was a symbol of deeper pain for him."

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