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Bono: I wear sunglasses because of glaucoma

U2 frontman Bono has revealed the mystery behind his trademark sunglasses: glaucoma.

Bono told BBC's Graham Norton he had suffered from the condition for two decades.

U2 frontman Bono has revealed he suffers from glaucoma. Credit: Reuters

"This is a good place to explain to people that I've had glaucoma for the last 20 years. I have good treatments and I am going to be fine," Bono said.

"You're not going to get this out of your head now and you will be saying 'Ah, poor old blind Bono'," the singer joked.

Bono is known for wearing shaded glasses at all times. Credit: Reuters

Glaucoma is a disease that damage the optic nerve of the eye, causing deterioration over time. In some cases, it can result in blindness.

Bono, 54, is known for almost always wearing shaded glasses in public, even indoors.

Asked about them in the past, he has said only that his eyes are sensitive to light.

Police confirm body is missing actress Misty Upham

Misty Upham had been reported missing by her family since October 6. Credit: Apega/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Police in Seattle have confirmed a body found yesterday is missing 'Django Unchained' actress Misty Upham.

The 32-year-old Native American star, who according to her father suffered from bipolar disorder and bouts of depression, was reported missing by her family on October 6.


Guy Ritchie directs David Beckham in new whisky ad

Footballer David Beckham and director Guy Ritchie have teamed up to create a Highlands-based advert to launch new whisky Haig Club.

In the ad, which airs for the first time today, Beckham is seen riding a motorbike though the Scottish highlands before dressing up in a suit and bowtie to share his bottle of scotch with his friends.

The footballer said: "Haig Club has always been about friends coming together and that's what we wanted to reflect with the advert. It’s as simple as that.”

Beckham is the official partner of Haig Club, a whisky which joins the Diageo stable of spirits.

Jude Law expecting a child with former girlfriend

Actor Jude Law is to become a father for the fifth time with former girlfriend Catherine Harding.

Actor Jude Law Credit: Piovanotto Marco/ABACA/Press Association Images

The star already has three children with ex-wife Sadie Frost and a daughter following a brief fling with model Samantha Burke.

His new child with Harding, a singer who uses the name Cat Cavelli, is due in the spring.

A statement released on behalf of the actor confirmed that Law and Harding are "no long in a relationship" but are "wholeheartedly committed to raising their child".


Joan Rivers died from 'low blood oxygen'

Comedian Joan Rivers died from low blood oxygen during a routine medical procedure to check out voice changes and reflux, the New York City medical examiner's office has ruled.

The 81-year-old died on Septemebr 4 after suffering brain damage during a procedure to examine her gastrointestinal tract and vocal folds.

Joan Rivers pictured in 2010. Credit: Reuters

Rivers had been sedated during the procedure with the anaesthetic propofol, the medical examiner said.

Her daughter Melissa declined to comment on the findings, saying in a statement: "We continue to be saddened by our tragic loss and grateful for the enormous outpouring of love and support from around the world."

Modern Family actress Elizabeth Pena dies at 55

Elizabeth Pena passed away aged 55. Credit: Reuters

Hollywood stars Zoe Saldana and Eva Longoria have joined the tributes to actress Elizabeth Pena, who has died after a short illness.

Pena appeared in hit comedy Modern Family along with a number of films, including Rush Hour and Down and Out in Beverly Hills.

She also voiced the character Mirage in The Incredibles.

Her manager confirmed the actress had passed away on Tuesday, aged 55.

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