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Offline benpoke

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Re: What was Bono's "mortality crisis"?
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2017, 12:12:38 AM »
Sounds like a cardiac arrest that he managed to recover from to me.  He's the ripe age for it and he likes his clues - "I was arrested".

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Re: What was Bono's "mortality crisis"?
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2018, 09:07:22 AM »
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Sounds like a cardiac arrest that he managed to recover from to me.  He's the ripe age for it and he likes his clues - "I was arrested".

Good one. I never considered that.

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Re: What was Bono's "mortality crisis"?
« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2018, 07:27:53 AM »
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I am guessing he had a health scare of some sort eg mild heart attack, needed a stent put in, low grade tumour type issue. Seems more directly personal than Nice and something more recent than the bike accident. Expect it will come out in due course, probably in the lead up to the tour or whilst on tour.

I would guess that too. I wondered if the group photo in the CD sleeve of the new album was a clue in that he's holding his left arm. That's often where pain strikes with a heart attack. Might be wide of the mark but it did occur to me...

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Re: What was Bono's "mortality crisis"?
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2018, 11:44:29 AM »
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I am guessing he had a health scare of some sort eg mild heart attack, needed a stent put in, low grade tumour type issue. Seems more directly personal than Nice and something more recent than the bike accident. Expect it will come out in due course, probably in the lead up to the tour or whilst on tour.

I would guess that too. I wondered if the group photo in the CD sleeve of the new album was a clue in that he's holding his left arm. That's often where pain strikes with a heart attack. Might be wide of the mark but it did occur to me...
But he also broke that arm in the bike crash.

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Re: What was Bono's "mortality crisis"?
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2018, 01:58:32 PM »
The liner notes mention there was an incident without going into detail.
Here's a link to a youtube video where Bono is reading the liner notes.
The part about the "shock to the system" begins at 2:50.

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Offline summerholly

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Re: What was Bono's "mortality crisis"?
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2018, 03:52:08 PM »
I still think that a heart attack and especially and arrest would be hard to keep under wraps in a hospital, also having a friend last year have a mild heart attack it has taken him quite a time to recover and he certainly wouldn't have been capable of prancing around on stage or drinking hard after that and he is younger than Bono and not unfit