He told the Mail On Sunday: "Just for the record, my arrest was probably one of the best things that ever happened to me. It probably saved my life."
Townshend explained that he had been putting off having a bowel cancer check until cops raided his home.
He added: “While I was waiting for the police to go through my computers I decided to have that long-postponed colonoscopy. The doctor showed me the polyp. He said ‘this would have killed you in six months’. So it sort of saved my life.”
So, he’s facing arrest and prison as a possible pedophile, and decides its a good time to get his ass checked out. Oh....kayyyy