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

Mail Online | 9/13/2019 | Hannah Dawson For The Daily Mail
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Pete Townshend has said he will never perform the hit album Tommy again because he is too traumatised by childhood memories of 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.

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Townshend, 74, said he 'practically had a nervous breakdown' at a concert called 'Tommy And More' when he played the rock opera in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust in April 2017.

In Cousin Kevin, protagonist Tommy is abused by his sadistic cousin, and is then molested by his uncle Ernie in Fiddle About.

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He revealed he had to leave the stage at the Royal Albert Hall where he was performing with lead singer Roger Daltrey and told his manager he could not perform the album.

'I got halfway through Cousin Kevin and Fiddle About and had to leave the building,' he told The Times.

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