He may be known as the Godfather of Punk, but Iggy Pop is really just a big softie - at least when it comes to dogs.

The iconic musician has taken part in a new series by The New Museum in New York, which sees famous faces reading short stories.

Pop tells the story of his beloved dog Tromba, beginning with how they met 'across a deserted highway'. "I picked you up and put you on my lap and thought about keeping you," he says, "and in less than a minute I was covered in fleas.”

He goes on to talk about his love for Tromba, but be warned - it doesn't end well. In fact, even if you're not a dog lover yourself, you might find yourself with watery eyes by the end.

Future readings will include pieces by the likes of Michael Stipe, David Byrne and more.

Hear Iggy Pop's one below:

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As part of its series of new digital initiatives, we're excited to announce “Bedtime Stories,” a project initiated by Maurizio Cattelan. Inviting friends and other artists and performers he admires to keep us company, Cattelan imagined “Bedtime Stories” as a way of staying together during these days of isolation. Each participant has been asked to read a selection from their favorite book – a sentence, passage, chapter, or more – to be shared with the New Museum’s online audiences. Some chose to read existing works, others to read their own writings, still others to create impromptu performances. Whether drawn from memory, imagination, or cherished volumes kept close at hand, the recordings by artists were captured quickly in an unfiltered fashion on phones or laptops in their homes or studios around the world. A new installment of “Bedtime Stories” will be made available each day through the end of June on our IGTV channel and at the link in our bio. First up, we have a bedtime story from Iggy Pop. @iggypopofficial @lomavistarecordings

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