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October 27th, 2011 11:37am EDT

Anthony KiedisRed Hot Chili Peppers star Anthony Kiedis has banned his family from reading his tell-all memoir - because he bored his soul in the book.

The Under the Bridge singer released Scar Tissue in 2004, and the autobiography details his long and harrowing descent into drug addiction, which he finally overcame in 2000.

The book was praised for its "warts and all" honesty - but Kiedis has ordered his family, including his four-year-old son, not to read the tome as it's too personal.

He tells Mojo magazine, "In all truth, I didn't really think it through (when writing the book). I was so used to sharing my 'warts' with people, I forgot to consider that people would eventually read it. But I'm happy because it has become a go-to book for people who are struggling with their own addictions and challenges in life."

"I'm an example of someone who was down and out and got over the hump... I have requested that all my family stay the hell away from that book. So hopefully (my son will) be reading Mark Twain instead."

Anthony Kiedis

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