When you picture U2's frontman, Bono (real name Paul Hewson), you always picture him wearing sunglasses with tinted lenses. Even when you start typing "why does Bono..." into Google, it autocompletes with "wear orange glasses." For years, many people assumed it was just a rockstar affectation. Bono was the Irish Corey Hart.
It turns out no one should be making fun of Bono's omnipresent eyewear. In a new interview on the Graham Norton Show, the rockstar says he wears tinted glasses because he's been suffering from glaucoma for 20 years. "I have good treatments, and I am going to be fine," The Telegraph reports Bono saying.
He's been hesitant to open up about the eye condition, which makes sufferers' eyes more sensitive to light, because he knows it will be mentioned again and again. "You're not going to get this out of your head now, and you will be saying 'Ah, poor old blind Bono,'" the singer added.
So, the mystery of Bono's sunglasses is solved. Onto the next wonder of the music world: What kind of makeup remover does KISS use so that face paint doesn't completely destroy their skin? (The Telegraph)