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Bono: I took morphine to deal with spinal agony

Bono has revealed how he used morphine — and began smoking again — to deal with the pain of a recent emergency spine operation.

The outspoken Irish rocker, who will resume his world tour with his U2 bandmates at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin tonight, has said he tried a variety of substances to get through his agony.

“To deal with the pain, in the beginning, I took morphine. And like anyone on drugs I did strange things. In hospital, I always wanted ice cream. I drank. I even started smoking again,” he said.

The band had to cancel an entire North American and Canadian leg of their 360° Tour, due to have started on June 3, after Bono (50) injured his back during rehearsals.

Last May saw him admitted to a specialist neuro-surgery unit in a Munich hospital where he underwent crucial surgery — and is now back fighting fit.

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