Shaun Ryder ‘taking more pills than ever’ giving him major boost in the bedroom

Shaun Ryder has had a crazy life over the years and has been very open about his past drug use, but his new pills have had a different effect on him.

The Happy Mondays legend is no stranger to the highs and lows of drugs and his latest have given him a testosterone boost.

Now appearing in Channel 4’s Stand Up And Deliver, learning comedy for cancer charities, he said: “I’m probably on more drugs today than in the Happy Mondays heyday.

“I’m on thyroxine, which is for my under-active thyroid. I’m on blood pressure pills. I’m on testosterone replacement.

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  • “The thyroid affects everything — allergies and all sorts. I mean, if I don’t take these pills for the allergies, I can’t breathe. It’d be like an ­anaphylactic shock. My throat goes tight and everything. I’m riddled with arthritis, too.

    “But my wife is well satisfied with the testosterone treatment as all that went at the end of my 40s, so I’ve been on it for about 12 years now.

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    “So, yeah, it was like being 21, but without all the headaches of what goes with being 21. I just had a nice pumping hard…”

    When Shaun was still part of Happy Mondays, he took every drug you could name from crack cocaine, to ecstasy and marijuana.

    Former heroin addict Shaun kicked it all in his forties but does admit he misses those times.

    He said: “You could say it’s a case of pills and bellyaches with not so much of the thrills anymore.

    “But I’ve got the thrill of life. I know it sounds a bit monkey hippyish, but I just do get a buzz off having a good life with people round me.

    “I don’t miss the drugs because I missed my children growing up. I mean, when I first had children, I was out — I never saw them. I was going around the world making a career, I was out and didn’t see them grow up. So, with the two youngest, it’s just about being Dad, and that’s what I do when I’m not working.”

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    The dad of six also had the chance to practice his dance moves.

    He said: “There was talk about me doing Strictly.

    “It would’ve been a bad move really. I can’t dance, no. And I just couldn’t stand there while some moronic t**t took the p**s out of me and I wasn’t allowed to say anything.

    “It would have been like, ‘Stand there and be talked to like a c**t?’ No, not for me.”

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