Bono ‘Sound’ Now
U2 frontman Bono is ‘sound’ now after coming out as a glaucoma sufferer on the Graham Norton show last Friday night.
The star said he has had the condition, which can lead to blindness if not treated, for twenty years and that is why he wears sunglasses all the time.
Glaucoma can make the eyes more sensitive to light, causing sufferers to use dark glasses to alleviate the difficulties.
Since the news, many Irish people have changed their minds about the 54-year-old.
“I just thought he was being a twat wearing sunglasses indoors,” said one man, who previously disliked the singer. “He’s alright now in my book and I take back anything bad I ever said about him.”
“He’s so brave to come out and speak about his condition like that,” wrote female twitter user KateM234. “Maybe he’s not as bad as everyone makes him out to be. People with disabilities are good people so that makes Bono sound out.”
Speaking on the show, Mr. Hewson confirmed the glaucoma wasn’t actually that serious, but was enough to excuse his shades, despite regularly performing on stage with visuals that would send the blindest of bats into an epileptic fit: “I have good treatments and I am going to be fine just as long as I keep wearing these special glasses of mine.
“Glaucoma also affects the financial decision making part of the brain so please excuse my previous actions in the past relating to this,” he added.
U2 have come under fire over the years for tax evasion in Ireland, despite being one of the most successful and profit making bands in history.