Pete Townshend says he is too traumatised to perform certain songs because of childhood sexual abuse

The Who guitarist said the songs Fiddle About and Cousin Kevin on the band's 1969 album are now too difficult for him to play. He 'practically had a nervous breakdown' at a charity concert in 2017.
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Brad Pitt addresses recent dating rumours as he’s linked to Alia Shawkat
He's not one to search for stories on himself.
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Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery has held talks with Everton over replacing Marco Silva
Could Emery be straight back into a job?
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They performed Ocean Eyes together.
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Jersey City active shooting: Two men open fire at police -One officer rushed to hospital
TWO men have opened fire on police at a Jersey City bodega in New York, sending a nearby school into lockdown, reports confirm.
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Mother, 36, ‘raped boy, 14, from daughter’s school on back seat of her car’
Rheta Melvin reportedly groomed the boy on Snapchat, then raped him on the back seat of her car
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Arsenal and Adidas release retro version of 'Bruised Banana' kit... and it costs £75
Arsenal fans will be able to get their hands on one of the club's most iconic jerseys when Adidas release a remake of their famous 'bruised banana' strip on Thursday morning.
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I wish Boris Johnson could sit in my GP's chair and tell my sick and suffering patients we cannot give them what they need
Let us use this election to model the care for our communities that our leaders so woefully lack
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F1 news: Pirelli to stick with 2019 tyres for next season's Formula One championship
Despite numerous tests in recent weeks, the teams will continue to run the 2019-specification rubber
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Man pulls moving tapeworm out of his own backside
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Doctor facing jail for sexually assaulting 23 women and girls
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Chantelle Houghton is still in touch with her ex-husband Preston
The Big Brother lovebirds are now friends
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The truth behind chilling Netflix series The Confession Killer as murderer Henry Lee Lucas claims he killed hundreds of people
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'A lot of people are stuck in a rut' - Wigan mulls over its vote after a century of Labour MPs
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The Tories have punched truth in the face | Joel Golby
A mendacious tweet-storm about a phantom punch drowned out the fact that a child was left lying on a hospital floorViolence is never the answer, even when Matt Hancock is involved. Yesterday, the secretary of state for health and social care and, apparently, aspiring Littlewoods model, visited Leeds General Infirmary, where Labour supporters, in a paid hit funded by Momentum, took it upon themselves to batter him and his aide to death. The A&E department, not having any space left for their brutalised corpses, had to lay them down on the floor, with the children. Boris Johnson is expected to lay a wreath upside down on the tattered remains of his body later today.Of course, I’m reading this information from BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg’s tweets, and choosing not to double check it. No, don’t make me watch the video. I’m not going to watch the video. Matt Hancock is dead! I will take your phone and put it in my pocket, so help me! Let’s get Brexit done! Continue reading...
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Exxon found not guilty of fraud over true cost of climate regulations
Judge says prosecutors did not prove oil giant had misled investors – but does not absolve it of responsibility for global heatingExxon Mobil prevailed on Tuesday in a lawsuit in which the energy giant was accused of downplaying the toll climate change regulations could take on its business. Related: Exxon sowed doubt about climate crisis, House Democrats hear in testimony Continue reading...
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Shane Sutton accused of concealing doping offence by Dr Richard Freeman's barrister
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Boris Johnson uses JCB to knock down wall to emphasise Brexit 'gridlock' message
Boris Johnson knocked down a wall in an attempt to convince voters he can break the "gridlock" in Parliament.
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Has Finn O’Connor left Hollyoaks?
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Have you found meaning in life? People who say they have a sense of purpose live longer
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Gabriel Martinelli reveals talks with Freddie Ljungberg helped kick start his Arsenal career
He looks the real deal.
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'Idiot' biker STANDS up on his seat as he rides along the fast lane of a busy motorway
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Pogba, Rojo, Bailly, Fosu-Mensah - Manchester United injury latest and expected return dates
Man Utd face AZ Alkmaar in the Europa League on Thursday before hosting Everton on Sunday.
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Banksy homeless artwork defaced hours after appearing in Birmingham
Banksy's latest mural has been defaced just hours after it was unveiled on social media.
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Study claims Tesla batteries lose just 1% performance each year
The average Tesla Model S battery provides more than 90% of its original range up until around 150,000 miles. For UK drivers, it would take almost 20 years of ownership to cover that.
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Pregnant Lydia Bright disappointed after receiving 4D scan of her baby girl
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'The idea is that art can help': how Art Basel Miami tackled the climate crisis
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'Lost' ancient town uncovered in Ethiopia was once part of the powerful Aksum empire
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General election: One in four people wrongly believe they need ID to vote, poll finds
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Arsenal ready to interview 10 men for the manager job as surprise candidates emerge
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Qatar stadium deaths: the dark side of the glittering venue hosting Liverpool
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Liverpool back calls for investigations into migrant worker deaths in Qatar
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Collector who bought copy of Harry Potter book for just a penny will sell it for up to £2,500
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The Queen and daughter Princess Anne leave Buckingham Palace in separate cars
The Queen, 93, and Princess Anne, 69, appeared pensive as they were snapped leaving Buckingham Palace in separate cars this evening, with the monarch barely visible through blinds.
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Bill Cosby loses appeal to overturn sex assault conviction
Bill Cosby has lost his appeal to overturn a sexual assault conviction, after a Pennsylvania court rejected claims he had been denied a fair trial.
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Dear Coleen: 'I still fancy my university crush and now he's flirting with me'
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Mexico: ex-minister arrested in US on charges he took millions in cartel bribes
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Debbie Harry demands you ‘Stop f***ing the planet’ as she protests climate change
Looking amazing.
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Apple's efforts to stymie web-tracking has severely hurt its online ad business
According to a report from The Information , Apple's new anti web-tracking tools that prevent companies from tracking users as they travel to different sites have been 'stunningly effective.'
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Teen Mom star Angie Douthit dies after long battle with cancer
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Four American tourists and two pilots survive emergency plane crash landing in Costa Rica
Four American tourists survived a crash landing in Costa Rica on Monday after their twin-engine plane suffered an in-flight emergency. Two local pilots also walked away from the incident. 
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Harvey Weinstein will undergo surgery this week for his back
Last week, the 67-year-old hobbled into court for a bail hearing looking distinctly more frail and unsteady on his feet than in months past.
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Long Good Friday writer Barrie Keeffe dies at 74
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