Bono Refuses To Open Up About Near-Death Experience

U2 frontman Bono doesn’t want to talk about a near-death experience he had prior to working on the band’s latest album Songs of Experience.

“People have these extinction events in their lives; it could be psychological or it could be physical. And, yes, it was physical for me, but I think I have spared myself all that soap opera,” he said in an interview with Rolling Stone.

“Especially with this kind of celebrity obsession with the minutiae of peoples' lives - I have got out of that. I want to speak about the issue in a way that lets people fill in the blanks of what they have been through, you know?”

Bono added: “People have had so much worse to deal with, so that is another reason not to talk about it. You demean all the people who, you know, never made it through that or couldn't get health care!”

On Songs of Experience, which was recently released, U2 looks at mortality. “I've had a couple of these shocks to the system, let's call them, in my life,” Bono explained.

The singer suffered serious injuries in a bicycle crash in New York City in 2014 but it’s not known what other health crisis he endured.

“I have had a hail of blows over the years,” Bono offered. “You get warning signs, and then you realize that you are not a tank.”