Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ali Hewson, 2015-03-14 -, Ali Hewson talks Mother’s Day, Bono’s accident and bringing her kids on the U2 tour

Ali Hewson talks Mother’s Day, Bono’s accident and bringing her kids on the U2 tour

Her husband Bono had a serious bicycle accident, her father Terry had a series of heart attacks, and Ali Hewson has spoken of the importance of family this weekend after a ‘rough’ few months.

Ali’s dad Terry Stewart suffered multiple heart attacks late last year, at the same time that U2 frontman Bono crashed his bike in New York.

Although she has four children who will no doubt be showering her with gifts, Ali, 53, told that she plans to spend Mother’s Day spoiling her own mum Joy Stewart, following a difficult period for her parents in particular.

Ali Hewson Talks Bono
Ali Hewson at the Chernobyl Children International charity lunch this week

‘I’m thinking about my own mother first,’ Ali said.

‘She’s been through a rough time lately, so I really want to make sure she’s happy and feels loved, that’s the most important thing.’

Bono, whose real name is Paul Hewson, has been recovering well following his accident in Central Park in November.

Ali Hewson Talks Bono
Ali and Bono have been married more than 30 years

He broke his arm in six places and fractured his eye socket, hand and shoulder blade.

The singer has reportedly spend recent weeks rehearsing in Monaco ahead of U2’s Innocence and Experience 2015 tour and Ali insisted he’s looking forward to getting back on stage this summer.

Ali Hewson Talks Bono
Bono is back rehearsing ahead of U2’s tour

‘He’s doing great, he really is,’ she said.

‘He’s got another six weeks left until the first date in May, so he’s very excited and he’ll be ready.

‘We’re glad that’s all behind us.’

Ali Hewson Talks Bono
Bono will be back on stage in May

And charity campaigner Ali said that this tour will prove particularly special for her and Bono’s two sons, Elijah and John.

‘Each tour is amazing and it is five years since the last one, so all our kids have grown in that time and they understand much more and get so much more out of it,’ she said.

Ali and Bono with their daughter Eve and Jordan
Ali and Bono with their daughter Eve and Jordan

‘For the boys in particular, it’s going to be fantastic – it will leave a strong impression for them.

‘The guys [U2] love what they do, they’re the best at it and I can’t get tired of those concerts.

‘Maybe other people can, but they give 100pc in those gigs and they’re always a spectacle.’

By Laura Butler

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