NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) Frontman Bono claims to have suffered a near-death experience just as U2 was preparing to explore the subject of mortality for their new album “Songs of Experience.”
In the January 11-25 issue of Rolling Stone Bono told publisher Jann Wenner, “Strangely enough, mortality was going to be a subject anyway just because it is a subject not often covered, And you can’t write ‘Songs of Experience’ without writing about that. And I’ve had a couple of these shocks to the system, let’s call them, in my life.”
Bono claimed his access to quality medical care allowed him to make a full recovery from the incident, but he was reluctant to discuss what happened to him.
“People have these extinction events in their lives; it could be psychological or it could be physical. And, yes, it was physical for me, but I think I have spared myself all that soap opera. Especially with this kind of celebrity obsession with the minutiae of peoples’ lives – I have got out of that. I want to speak about the issue in a way that lets people fill in the blanks of what they have been through, you know?
“People have had so much worse to deal with, so that is another reason not to talk about it,” he said. “You demean all the people who, you know, never made it through that or couldn’t get health care!”