U2’s Bono reveals discovery he has a half-brother

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2 singer Bono has revealed he has a half-brother, whose existence he was unaware of for many years.

The Irish star spoke about his mom’s sudden loss of life, when he was 14, and his strained relationship together with his father in an interview with Lauren Laverne on Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs.

Bono, actual identify Paul Hewson, stated he found the existence of his half-brother in 2000 when he discovered his father had an affair.

The activist stated he was “at peace” with the state of affairs after talking to his father, Bob, who had by no means informed his mom the true story.

U2 on the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2017 (PA) / PA Archive

Bono stated: “I requested him did he love my mom and he stated sure, and I requested him how may this occur and he stated ‘it may possibly’ and that he was attempting to place it proper, attempting to do the fitting factor.

“He wasn’t apologising, he was simply stating these are the info.”  

The singer spoke about ruptures within the household residence following his mom’s loss of life.

He stated after his father died aged 75 in 2001 he requested for his forgiveness throughout a go to to a chapel in France.

Bono stated: “There was no person there, I lit a candle and I received on my knees and I simply stated: ‘Look I’m sorry I wasn’t there for you, you went via loads and please forgive me’ and I felt free.”   

Bono helps carry his father Bob Hewson’s coffin, at his funeral on the Church of Assumption, Howth, Co Dublin (PA) / PA Archive

The star, identified for campaigning in opposition to poverty and supporting these with HIV/Aids, additionally spoke about how his activism triggered tensions inside U2.

He stated: “It was very tough for the band to see me in sure firm, it was excruciating for them, however they gave me their blessing.

“They believed it was the fitting factor to do if we may get sure issues throughout the road.” 

Within the programme, by which stars select eight tracks, a e book and a luxurious merchandise to take with them to a desert island, the singer spoke concerning the first U2 efficiency and defended the choice to maneuver a few of the band’s enterprise actions to the Netherland.

The programme broadcast on Sunday was recorded earlier than Laverne’s mom Celia died on Friday.

Desert Island Discs is on Radio 4 and on BBC Sounds.

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