Rocker Billy Idol kicked his addiction to crack cocaine in a desperate bid to preserve his poster-boy looks.

The Rebel Yell hitmaker was a huge star on MTV in the 1980s thanks to his iconic bleached blond hair and leather jacket image, and he is aware his looks were a major part of his appeal.

The star got hooked on crack cocaine throughout the 1990s until quitting in 2003, and he has revealed his main motivation for giving up drugs was vanity.

He tells Q magazine, "I had a great time but it would be so wrong for me now. You wouldn't want to meet me if I'd stayed like that. You lose your teeth and everything..."