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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2018, 05:37:31 AM »
Regarding the terrorist attack theory.... Let's not forget Bono grew up in Ireland. No matter how bad things were in France lately, he's been through this before. This is nothing new to him.

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2018, 10:59:41 AM »
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Regarding the terrorist attack theory.... Let's not forget Bono grew up in Ireland. No matter how bad things were in France lately, he's been through this before. This is nothing new to him.

Also he was in Nice during the terrorist attack and he has described what he experienced. So it isn’t something he’s reluctant to talk about.


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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #47 on: January 04, 2018, 03:37:14 PM »
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Regarding the terrorist attack theory.... Let's not forget Bono grew up in Ireland. No matter how bad things were in France lately, he's been through this before. This is nothing new to him.

Also he was in Nice during the terrorist attack and he has described what he experienced. So it isn’t something he’s reluctant to talk about.


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Right. Bono was having dinner in the same restaurant as Nice city mayor Christian Estrosi that night. But as you said he spoke about it, and it wasn't end of year 2016.

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2018, 08:39:25 AM »
What if it was simply a case that he was arrested, told to face the wall with his hands up over his head and the police force screamed at him not to move, and they were armed? Isn't that a lot easier?

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #49 on: January 05, 2018, 09:11:02 AM »
I interpret it to be he was a rest Ed. Like he had a nap with Ed Wood or Ed Vedder. That's the obvious answer.

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #50 on: January 05, 2018, 12:45:16 PM »
He was changing a light-bulb (hands above his head) or something similar and electrocuted himself (shock to the system) by accidentally touching a high voltage live wire with something (brush with mortality), but he survived ("Lucked out? I am the f****** luckiest man on Earth"). while most of the time people won't be able to survive such a situation. It also makes sense that he doesn't want to tell the full story, cause it will be paparazzi headlining filth "Bono Nearly died by changing a lightbulb". But Bono is clever and sincere enough to come with a better reason: "Consider yourself lucky and show respect to those that did die".

I think Bono was setting up the Xmas tree or something and got electrocuted. Treatment by specialists were able to get Bono back to full recovery very quickly.


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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #51 on: January 05, 2018, 02:12:47 PM »
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He was changing a light-bulb (hands above his head) or something similar and electrocuted himself (shock to the system) by accidentally touching a high voltage live wire with something (brush with mortality), but he survived ("Lucked out? I am the f****** luckiest man on Earth"). while most of the time people won't be able to survive such a situation. It also makes sense that he doesn't want to tell the full story, cause it will be paparazzi headlining filth "Bono Nearly died by changing a lightbulb". But Bono is clever and sincere enough to come with a better reason: "Consider yourself lucky and show respect to those that did die".

I think Bono was setting up the Xmas tree or something and got electrocuted. Treatment by specialists were able to get Bono back to full recovery very quickly.



For the record, it was the IE lightbulb and after it happened he was inspired to write The Blackout. He was running down the road like loose electricity.


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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #52 on: January 07, 2018, 02:38:03 PM »
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He was changing a light-bulb (hands above his head) or something similar and electrocuted himself (shock to the system) by accidentally touching a high voltage live wire with something (brush with mortality), but he survived ("Lucked out? I am the f****** luckiest man on Earth"). while most of the time people won't be able to survive such a situation. It also makes sense that he doesn't want to tell the full story, cause it will be paparazzi headlining filth "Bono Nearly died by changing a lightbulb". But Bono is clever and sincere enough to come with a better reason: "Consider yourself lucky and show respect to those that did die".

I think Bono was setting up the Xmas tree or something and got electrocuted. Treatment by specialists were able to get Bono back to full recovery very quickly.



For the record, it was the IE lightbulb and after it happened he was inspired to write The Blackout. He was running down the road like loose electricity.

But did he know "The Electric Co"?

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #53 on: January 07, 2018, 06:20:37 PM »
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My guess is that his bicycle accident was either far more serious than we’ve been led to believe; or that it has had some lasting, previously unforeseen long term effects; or that he had a heart attack.

No, he said it was an event that happened around Christmas 2016.

Welp, you seem to have missed the part where I said “or that he had a heart attack”.

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #54 on: January 08, 2018, 04:36:26 AM »
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He was changing a light-bulb (hands above his head) or something similar and electrocuted himself (shock to the system) by accidentally touching a high voltage live wire with something (brush with mortality), but he survived ("Lucked out? I am the f****** luckiest man on Earth"). while most of the time people won't be able to survive such a situation. It also makes sense that he doesn't want to tell the full story, cause it will be paparazzi headlining filth "Bono Nearly died by changing a lightbulb". But Bono is clever and sincere enough to come with a better reason: "Consider yourself lucky and show respect to those that did die".

I think Bono was setting up the Xmas tree or something and got electrocuted. Treatment by specialists were able to get Bono back to full recovery very quickly.



For the record, it was the IE lightbulb and after it happened he was inspired to write The Blackout. He was running down the road like loose electricity.

But did he know "The Electric Co"?

No he's a stupid boy. He hurt himself changing a light bulb remember?

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2018, 10:17:19 AM »
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Who knows, probably something medical. 

I can safely say no one ever had a near death  experience that wasn't 'something medical'.

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #56 on: January 09, 2018, 12:47:50 PM »
The song Blackout seems relevant to his "extinction event".  Couldn't have been a major heart attack as he seemed to reappear rather quickly.  I suggest he had a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) which would have caused REAL symptoms (dizzy, blackout, spinning, slurred speech, heart racing, pain).  He may have been told he was having a stroke (TIA is sort of a mini stroke).  TIAs are common long after major injuries, accidents (bike) and often treated with only a small amount of time in the hospital.  But, he may have been very frightened.  AND recovery is relatively quick with proper therapy (aspirin, other blood thinners).  I'm guessing he's still taking some meds to make sure all is good.  low doses of course.  Just a guess, but he wasn't gone long enough for it to have been a heart attack.

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #57 on: January 09, 2018, 02:11:54 PM »
The TIA incident caused him to have Vertigo.

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #58 on: January 10, 2018, 12:20:33 PM »
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The TIA incident caused him to have Vertigo.

Funny!

So, I had to start a thread in the lyrics forum about U2 lyrics that reference medical conditions.  Blackout and vertigo start it off.  :)

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #59 on: January 10, 2018, 02:51:12 PM »
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The song Blackout seems relevant to his "extinction event".  Couldn't have been a major heart attack as he seemed to reappear rather quickly.  I suggest he had a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) which would have caused REAL symptoms (dizzy, blackout, spinning, slurred speech, heart racing, pain).  He may have been told he was having a stroke (TIA is sort of a mini stroke).  TIAs are common long after major injuries, accidents (bike) and often treated with only a small amount of time in the hospital.  But, he may have been very frightened.  AND recovery is relatively quick with proper therapy (aspirin, other blood thinners).  I'm guessing he's still taking some meds to make sure all is good.  low doses of course.  Just a guess, but he wasn't gone long enough for it to have been a heart attack.

That's what I thought as well.  I thought about the possibility of the scare being a heart attack but I find it hard to believe that the band could have kept that sort of event under wraps and I'm not sure Bono would have been ready for the JT tour in that case.  The recovery of that and the need to watch your physical exertion in the meantime make it hard for me to believe that was the event.