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Offline Blueyedboy

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #60 on: January 11, 2018, 05:23:55 PM »
Stepped on a Lego piece in bare feet maybe.

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #61 on: January 14, 2018, 05:54:28 AM »
Do you think it could have been cancer?

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #62 on: January 14, 2018, 06:07:57 AM »
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Stepped on a Lego piece in bare feet maybe.
LOL! That truly IS a near-death experience.  ;D

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #63 on: January 14, 2018, 08:20:07 AM »
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Do you think it could have been cancer?

Could have been a cancer scare but obviously he is fine.  Health scares of various descriptions are not uncommon at that age.

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #64 on: January 14, 2018, 10:17:04 AM »
I think it's somehow in the lyrics of the most beautiful song he has ever written: The Little Things That Give You Away. And regarding The Blackout he thought Dinosaur was a funny name for an aging rockstar, so meteor could mean a falling rockstar. Maybe he almost fell literally, grabbed a wall, some glass fell on the ground or his glasses fell on the ground, but he could see through the tears.
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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #65 on: January 14, 2018, 01:31:04 PM »
Many American punk bands of the early 80s considered older rock muscians to be like Dinosaurs.
One even named themselves after the term:
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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #66 on: January 14, 2018, 01:56:41 PM »
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Many American punk bands of the early 80s considered older rock muscians to be like Dinosaurs.
One even named themselves after the term:
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Oh I see :) , thanks for the info. I did not know that. Do you know if something similar stands for meteor?

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #67 on: January 14, 2018, 05:46:53 PM »
Not sure, aren't you the asteroid expert?

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #68 on: January 15, 2018, 08:55:25 AM »
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Not sure, aren't you the asteroid expert?

lol. May be, but not in the punk days. I was just a child in those days :) Anyway, what I understand so far is that the first 2 lines of The Blackout is tragicomedy: It might as well be about the bike accident. But I think The Little Things That Give You Away is the serious version. As from line The end is here. And I'm almost sure his glasses fell off, why else write "but" ?
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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #69 on: January 15, 2018, 09:33:58 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.
He grew up in Dublin. Very few terrorist attacks there.

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #70 on: January 15, 2018, 08:24:08 PM »
I doubt it had anything to do with his heart. If he had experienced a cardiac arrest or a heart attack no doctor would allow him to go on tour so soon. I know people who had to take a few months off from boring office jobs after suffering a heart attack and this guy goes on tour? I just can't see it given the risks involved. Secondly, it would not be easy to obtain insurance for the tour given these kinds of health issues.
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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #71 on: January 15, 2018, 08:41:35 PM »
He had a book of his heart. It's on the album silly.

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Re: Anybody know how Bono almost died?
« Reply #72 on: January 16, 2018, 08:20:10 AM »
Not sure about how the near death experience occurred, but I really do think Bono has returned to form in his performing. He was in great voice in the recent 'U2 at the BBC'.

I don't think one has to stretch their imagination too far to believe that a near death experience could inspire this return to form.

Who knows though?

Good on him for keeping it private though. It's good to see that there are still celebrities out there that aren't willing to sell every detail of their life story for every last cent they can make.

I'm sure this form will continue into the Experience and Innocence tour, and I can't wait to see it in person.

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