BONO has thanked his family for putting up with him on his sickbed by
taking them on a pilgrimage of the world’s holiest regions.
After spending nearly two years recovering from emergency back surgery in 2010
the U2 frontman celebrated by whisking his wife and nippers off on
He said: “I’ve possibly had the best year personally because I’ve spent most
of it with my family. “Having been away on tour for so long, then taking so long to recover from my
back injury, it was time for a trip. “I decided to take the family on tour as a little thank you to the kids for
being so patient with me. “Because I wasn’t busy with the band we kind of went wandering.
Once-in-a-lifetime sort of stuff, places like Africa and Central America. “We also went to Jordan and Palestine, Israel and Peru. “It was really great to have time off.”