Bono Recalls That Time He Passed Out In The White House’s Lincoln Bedroom

Bono blamed his allergy to salicylic acid for a blurry night time on the White Home with then-President Barack Obama — one which ended with the U2 frontman passing out within the Lincoln Bedroom.

In his new memoir, “Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,” the Irish rocker joked that Obama “doesn’t for a minute” consider him about his salicylate intolerance, in keeping with Folks. Now Obama “tells people he can drink me under the table,” which is “rubbish,” Bono wrote.

Bono, whose actual identify is Paul David Hewson, mentioned the salicylates within the one or two glasses of wine he drank with Obama brought on him to really feel sleepy. He excused himself. After 10 minutes, Obama requested Bono’s spouse, Ali Hewson, if the musician was OK, earlier than setting off to seek out him.

Bono and Barack Obama, pictured in 2006.

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“They walked into the Lincoln Bedroom, and there I was, out cold, head in the bosom of Abraham Lincoln, on his very bed. ‘Falling asleep in the comfort of our freedoms,’ as I spun it afterward,” wrote Bono, in keeping with Folks.

The memoir was launched on Tuesday.

In an interview with the BBC this week, Bono mentioned Obama “just woke me up and laughed.” Bono’s sensitivity has brought on him to go to sleep in all kinds of surprising locations, together with on the street and on automobile hoods, he mentioned.

“But he does tell people that he drinks me under the table, he doesn’t believe the allergy thing,” added Bono, who has hung out with Obama on a number of events because the finish of the latter’s presidency. “He does make strong cocktails, though, just saying.”