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    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:28:37

    Why Does U2's Bono Always Wear Sunglasses? - At night and inside…

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    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (R) as The Edge looks on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (2nd R) as The Edge (2nd L) and Larry Mullen Jr look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) announces the free download of the new U2 album on iTunes as members of U2 The Edge (2nd L), Larry Mullen Jr (C), Adam Clayton (2nd R) and Bono as and look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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    For the first time in a long time, we can speak about U2 and not discuss the free album Songs of Innocence that landed in iTunes user libraries automatically, causing quite the uproar [iTunes link]. Why does singer Bono always wear sunglasses, both inside and at night? He has a really good reason.

    Bono wears his sunnies not simply because shades are cool. They are cool, sure, but that is not the main reason the singer's sunglasses are ever-present.

    Bono, who is 54, told Graham Norton that he has suffered from glaucoma for two decades, which makes his eyes sensitive to light. Therefore, his sunglasses are very necessary.

    "This is a good place to explain to people that I've had glaucoma for the last 20 years. I have good treatments and I am going to be fine," Bono said when asked if he would ever go sans shades.

    Keep wearing dem shades, Bono.

    What is your fave U2 song?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    10.20.14



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