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16th May 2018

Bono admits on The Ellen Show that joining U2 saved his life

Olivia Hayes

It was the first time any U2 members appeared on The Ellen Show.

And while it seemed like they had a bit of a laugh while sitting on Ellen’s couch, the conversation was quite serious too.

Bono and The Edge joined the chat show host this week and the pair recalled meeting in school and now The Edge’s late mother was U2’s first roadie.

Talking about their old school days, The Edge said: “Early on, your lunch was not safe. Bono never had a lunch so he would borrow from other people’s.”

While Bono explained: “I was a bit of a stray dog, my mother died when I was a kid, I was just a scavenger. It’s no joke to say it, nothing drives me crazy about them in any real sense because genuinely they kind of saved my life,”

“I really felt as a teenager, I had no reason to exist until I found them. And they also supplied food and refreshments. I don’t know if this is interesting but my missus, Ali, I started dating her the same week I joined U2 and that was a great week.”

That week was certainly a great one for Bono!


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