The Real Reason Bono Wears Shades

Aw Bon Bon, we're sorry. Looks like we'll have to forgive you for forcing upon us all your Song of Innocence. In an interview with BBC's Graham Norton, Bono finally put the kibosh on the assumption that he think the future so bright he gotta wear shades all the time. Bono admitted he wears sunglasses because of glaucoma and that he has had the eye disease for quite some time. Bono told Norton, "This is a good place to explain to people that I've had glaucoma for the last 20 years."

OMG I feel bad. Not because I pity Bono, but because I suffer from horrible vision myself and I'd be très très sad if anyone made fun of my spectacles. I used to trifle with contacts but as I get older I just can't deal with the itchiness and having to stick my scummy fingers in my eyeballs to take 'em out. I understand Bono's secrecy, man; it's a point of pride. The Irish singer went on to say, "You're not going to get this out of your head now and you will be saying 'Ah, poor old blind Bono.'" No, no! Not at all! With this new knowledge of Bono's practical specs, let's take a new look at some of his past glasses in atonement for our sins. (Ya know, making fun of the glasses all these years.)

Lovely Lavender

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He goes for the purps a lot.

It was all Yellow...

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More of an amber shade. He's very apt at matching his backgrounds.

Baby blues

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Cause he's chill as eff.

Think pink!

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He's not afraid to rock a more traditionally feminine shade. There are plenty of rose-colored glasses metaphors here.


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This might be his sassiest shade. Check that stance.

Ombre is still cool

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Bono interprets balayage not in his locks but in his glasses. He can be on trend, too!

Crystal visions

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Rock on, Bono. The world is your bespectacled oyster. Never again shall we mock your eyewear choices.Images: Getty Images (7).