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Bono Reveals the Real Reason Why He Wears His Iconic Sunglasses

This is a reminder that you never know what somebody else might be going through.

In an interview with the Graham Norton Show on BBC America, Bono, the lead singer of U2, opened up about the condition behind his iconic sunglasses.

Norton jokingly asked the rockstar if he ever removes his glasses. Bono responded with an unexpected admission: he wears them because he lives with a condition that makes his eyes sensitive to light.

“This is a good place to explain to people,” he says in the video below. “I’ve had glaucoma for the last 20 years.”

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve, according to the National Eye Institute. It can sometimes result in vision loss and blindness, but with treatment this can often be avoided.

The singer discussed the condition that he’s had for two decades in a light-hearted way and went on to reassure that he’s received treatment for it and will be fine.

See the whole interaction in the video below:

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