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Bono spokeswoman denies report of French holiday heart scare

A spokesman for the U2 singer denies a report in yesterday’s papers that Bono had been taken to hospital with chest pains.

Bono performs with U2 in Montreal earlier this month.
Bono performs with U2 in Montreal earlier this month.
Image: Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

A SPOKESWOMAN FOR U2 frontman Bono has denied reports that he was rushed to hospital in Monaco after suffering chest pains on a recent holiday.

Yesterday’s Sunday Independent had reported that the 51-year-old singer was taken to the Princess Grace Memorial Hospital in Monaco after experiencing heart palpitations.

Today the band’s publicist denied the reports, saying the singer had not suffered a health scare.

“Reports of his being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment are untrue,” Sky News quoted the statement as saying. “Bono is in good health and enjoying a family holiday in the south of France.”

While Bono – real name Paul Hewson – had visited the hospital, it was for a routine check-up, she said.

The singer suffered health problems earlier this year when a back injury forced U2 to delay some of its 360° tour – including a headline slot at Glastonbury.

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