How frightening! U2 frontman Bono was in France during the horrific Bastille Day Massacre that left 84 dead on July 14. As people fled for their lives, the singer remained inside a local restaurant in order to seek protection from the chaos according to a new report. HollywoodLife.com has the details, here.
The world continues to grieve after Mohamed Bouhlel drove a 20-ton truck through a crowd of people in Nice, France killing scores of innocent people including children. Now, we discover Bono was only a FEW blocks away from the chaos, according to Page Six. The singer was reportedly dining with a few friends on the terrace of the La Petite Maison that fateful evening, when a stampede of startled people filled the streets.
Owner Anne-Laure Rubi used her gut instincts and had workers close all the blinds, before instructing patrons to hide and take shelter for at least 30 minutes until police were present. Also in the restaurant was the former mayor of Nice and celebrity chef Alain Ducasse. “Suddenly, I saw people running without shouting,” Anne told La Parisienne. After the scary incident, customers were reportedly escorted to the exit of the building with their hands on their heads.
Rihanna, 28, was also in Nice when the travesty took place, leading many fans to reach out to her to inquire if she was safe as well.
Unfortunately, this was not the first terror attack Bono has lived through. He was also near the Bataclan theatre in Nov. 2015, when 129 people were killed in addition to 350 others who were wounded due to the ISIS attack. Bono and the U2 boys were practicing only a few miles away from the atrocity at the Paris Accor Hotels Arena when news swirled of the pending danger. The group stayed in the country after the disheartening ordeal and even left flowers at the Bataclan for those who lost their lives.
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