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Bono told Ellen he had 'no reason to exist' until he met the rest of the lads from U2

‘They saved my life.’

REMEMBER THE LAST time you felt vaguely sorry for Bono?

Yeah us neither, but maybe that’s because we didn’t have the glorious Ellen De Generes drawing him out.

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This week, Bono and The Edge sat down with Ellen to discuss the origins of U2, the group’s dynamic, and Edge’s obsession with cheese sandwiches – all of which Ellen, as a U2 super-fan, ate up.

Thank you so much for being here. I’ve been waiting for this for 15 years, and this means so much to me.

Indeed, the trio recalled a memorable performance back in the 80s, which Ellen attended.

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My first concert was y’all. It was U2 on a riverboat, that held maybe 200 people, and went down the Mississippi river, and it was when you were touring with Boy. It was the greatest concert to be on a  riverboat and to see y’all live. The energy was incredible.

And the lads were quick to reassure her that they remember her being there, with Bono jogging The Edge’s memory.

Remember the girl with the mullet? We knew you’d go far.

And then it started getting sentimental.

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Casting their minds back to their schooldays, The Edge told Ellen that Bono was notorious for stealing people’s lunches – something which the frontman attempted to explain.

I was a little bit of a stray dog as a kid. There was no… My mother died when I was a kid, so I was sort of what you would call a latchkey kid in America. Anyway, just a scavenger.

And then it started getting really, really sentimental.

I mean it’s no joke for me to say that nothing drives me crazy about them [U2] in any real sense because genuinely they kind of saved my life. I mean I really felt as a teenager I had no reason to exist until I found them.

“And they also supplied food and refreshments,” he joked.

Take a look at this…

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