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

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.
Aug 22nd 2011, 9:12 PM 577 14

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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