After 20 Years, U2 Frontman Bono Finally Reveals the Real Reason He Always Wears Sunglasses Inside
Famous rocker and humanitarian Bono has been wearing sunglasses everywhere — including indoors — for roughly 20 years. The look has actually become synonymous with the U2 frontman.
But in a recent interview, Bono revealed that he hasn’t been wearing sunglasses indoors just to make a fashion statement — he has actually been suffering from glaucoma for two decades.
The revelation was made after BBC host Graham Norton asked Bono if he ever takes his shades off.
“This is a good place to explain to people that I’ve had glaucoma for the last 20 years,” he replied. “I have good treatments and I am going to be fine.”
“You’re not going to get this out of your head now and you will be saying ‘Ah, poor old blind Bono,’” he added.
More on the interview via the Telegraph:
The Irish band were on the show to promote their new album, Songs Of Innocence, which was released commercially this week after previously being given away to half a billion iTunes customers, a controversial move which upset some people who said they did not want it automatically added to their music libraries.
Bono also addressed the iTunes issue in a Facebook Q&A with fans earlier this week. One of the questions posed was: “Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to people’s playlists ever again? It’s really rude.”
The singer apologised and put it down to a “drop of megalomania, touch of generosity, dash of self-promotion and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years mightn’t be heard”.