August 8, 2022

U2 frontman Bono has revealed a household secret – he has a half-brother, whose existence he didn’t know till he turned an grownup.

“I’ve one other brother, whom I like and adore, who I did not know I had,” the 62-year-old singer  instructed BBC Radio 4’s “Desert Island Discs” forward of the discharge of his new memoir, “Give up: 40 Songs, One Story.”

The rockstar shared that his mom, Iris, who died in 1974 when he was 14, by no means knew that her husband had an affair with a girl near the household.

“It is a very shut household and I might inform my father had a deep friendship with this attractive lady, who’s a part of the household, after which they’d a toddler. And this was all saved secret. No one knew,” Bono stated within the interview Sunday.

After discovering the reality concerning the half-brother in 2000, Bono spoke to his father earlier than he died in 2001.

“I requested him, did he love my mom, and he stated sure,” Bono stated on the radio present. “And I stated, how might this occur, and he stated, ‘It may possibly,’ and that he was attempting to place it proper. He wasn’t apologizing, he was simply stating, these are the information. And I am at peace with it.”

The reality left Bono with emotions of remorse.

“I’m positive I used to be exhausting to cope with. He was dealing with different stuff in his life. He was very droll and really humorous. However it obtained tough,” the “With or With out You” singer admitted. “I really feel like I wasn’t there for him.”

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Bono additionally supplied a proper apology to his deceased father whereas at a chapel in France.

“There was no person there, I lit a candle and I obtained on my knees and I simply stated, ‘look I am sorry I wasn’t there for you, you went by loads and please forgive me’ and I felt free.”

Bono’s memoir is about to be launched on Nov. 1. It is going to cowl the singer’s early days in Dublin, together with the demise of his mom, the success of U2 and his actions supporting the battle in opposition to AIDS and poverty.

Bono belted out U2 classics from the platform of Kyiv metro station Photograph: AFP / Sergei SUPINSKY

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