BONO REVEALS THE REAL REASON BEHIND HIS SIGNATURE SUNGLASSES- HAS BEEN DEALING WITH GLAUCOMA FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS

Bono reveals the reason behind his sunglasses
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By ITM Staff

U2’s front man Bono recently opened up about a health issue he’s been dealing with for the past 2 decades!

The 54-year-old stopped by BBC’s “Graham Norton Show” on Friday and revealed that he has worn sunglasses for the past 20 years because he has glaucoma.  The disease causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve and can cause vision loss and blindness.

The rocker is constantly dealing with cameras and lights flashing in his face, which explains the shades.  Glaucoma can cause a severe sensitivity to light.

In the interview Bono explains, “This is a good place to explain to people that I’ve had glaucoma for the last 20 years.”  Fans have no need to worry though, Bono assured the audience, “I have good treatments and I am going to be fine.”

While he may be dong just fine physically, the singer admitted he was a bit skeptical about telling the world of his condition saying, “You’re not going to get this out of your head now and you will be saying, ‘Ah, poor old bling Bono.’”

MYWW host Gina Giordan caught up with Bono, where he was of course, wearing his signature shades.

Click here to see the exclusive interview where Bono discusses everything from music, fans, to how he plans to spend his holiday!

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