This article is from the U2 FAQ, by Maryann Stump email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
This section is devoted to weird rumors from the Usenet and other sources
that turn out to have a grain of truth
Q: Is it true that Bono likes to have his chest shaved?
[MJS] Well, Bono has had his chest shaved once that I know of:
[KM] Bono has an irregular heartbeat. He had to have an exam for his
insurance company. He had too much
chest hair for the doctor to be able to hear his heartbeat so they shaved
part of it off. I looked up irregular
heartbeat - it is caused by stress, anger, smoking, too much caffeine in
coffee or tea. It is not fatal and it's ok to
[MJS] Whether or not Bono enjoyed having his chest shaved is unknown at
Q: I heard that Bono stripped in the middle of a crowded restaurant.
[MJS] This is true. From Newsday March 27, 1992: At a dinner earlier
this week at London's celebrity haunt,
Nikita, Bono surprised his 18 dinner guests by removing all his clothes
- including his black bikini briefs - for
no apparent reason. During the Russian meal of mainly vodka and caviar,
we're told the Irish rocker sat naked
and acted as if being nude in a plush, crowded restaurant was the most
natural thing in the world. Which, in
some quarters, we suppose it is. "Sometimes people drink vodka and do
strange things," Nikita owner Sylvain
Borsi told us. But didn't he find Bono's behavior a bit eccentric, to say
the least? "No, he was very nice and very
civilized," Borsi said. "I think he just felt more comfortable with
But he had a really good reason! From Newsday March 30, 1992 : His
spokesman says Bono was actually
being interviewed by a journalist during dinner when the Irish rocker
decided to undress, as we reported. "The
writer was so unimaginative, so frozen, so unloose that Bono thought it
would be a good idea to take his clothes
off," the spokesman said. "And there wasn't much of a reaction."