12 Facts About Bono

1. In May 2007, MTV reported that Bono was writing the foreword for a collection of poetry entitled "Third Rail".

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2. On 11 December 2008, Bono was given the annual Man of Peace prize, awarded by several Nobel Peace Prize laureates in Paris, France.

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3. In November 2007, Bono was honoured by NBC Nightly News as someone "making a difference" in the world.

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4. In 2007, Bono was named in the UK's New Years Honours List as an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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5. On 3 April 2005, Bono paid a personal tribute to John Paul II and called him "a street fighter and a wily campaigner on behalf of the world's poor.

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6. That year Bono was among the first three recipients of the TED Prize, which grants each winner "A wish to change the world".

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7. In contrast, in 2005, Bono spoke on CBC Radio, alleging then Prime Minister Martin was being slow about increasing Canada's foreign aid.

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8. In the past decade Bono has met with several influential politicians, including former United States President George W Bush and former Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin.

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9. On 16 November 2014, Bono was involved in a "high energy bicycle accident" when he attempted to avoid another rider.

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10. In May 2010, Bono suffered a spinal injury while preparing for a U2 tour, and was taken to a German clinic in Munich for emergency neurosurgery.

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11. In 2004, Bono was given an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

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12. In 2005, Bono was named one of the Time Persons of the Year.

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