Bono is better known for his purple, blue or orange tinted glasses, and wearing them indoors or out, than for any of his albums, ever, but now everyone who has heckled him for doing so gets to feel like an asshole, because Bono wears those glasses because he has glaucoma.
The U2 frontman explained on BBC’s “Graham Norton” show, after Norton asked why he doesn’t ever remove the glasses, that he doesn’t wear them because he thinks they’re cool, but because he’s suffered from glaucoma for two decades.
“You’re not going to get this out of your head now and you will be saying, ‘Ah, poor old blind Bono,'” he said.
U2 is promoting its latest album, “Songs of Innocence,” but it doesn’t seem to be going well.
After Apple unveiled the latest editions of the iPhone, the company said not only would the album be available for free, it would download automatically to users’ iClouds. It didn’t go over well, and within a week Apple created a one-step method to remove the album. (RELATED: Bono Apologizes About That Unwarranted U2 Album)
“We wanted to do something fresh, but it seems some people don’t believe in Father Christmas,” Bono told Norton.
“All those people who were uninterested in U2 are now mad at U2. As far as we are concerned, it’s an improvement.”
Look how sad we’ve made him. (RELATED: U2 Releases Album During Apple Launch)