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Pete Townshend contemplated suicide after child porn arrest

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Pete Townshend has revealed that he contemplated killing himself after being accused of being a paedophile.

The Who rocker was arrested in 2003 after he allegedly used a credit card to access a child pornography site.

Pete Townshend

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Townshend insisted he was merely using the site for research, but did not fight the charges and accepted a police caution.

WENN reports that in his new autobiographical book Who I Am, Townshend reveals that the consequences of the incident nearly made him take his own life.

He wrote: "If I had a gun, I would have shot myself. It really did feel like a lynching."

Despite maintaining his innocence, Townshend did recently admit that his actions were "insane".

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