U2’s Bono Rescued by Police After Bastille Day Massacre in Nice

Singer was celebrating nearby when the attack occured

U2 front man, Bono, had to be rescued by armed police after being caught up in the Bastille Day massacre in Nice, France.

The 56-year-old rockstar was on the balcony of La Petite Maison, next to the oceanfront in Nice when the horrific terror attack struck just a few feet away.

Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a hired lorry into crowds watching the holiday firework display, killing at least 84 people, including 10 children. The driver was seen shooting from the window of the truck as he ploughed into people. The killer was eventually shot dead by police.

Bono, who owns a home nearby in the town of Eze, was enjoying a celebratory dinner when he, and the rest of the crowd were escorted by police to the nearby Massena square.

Bono was also in Paris last November, during the terror attacks that left 130 people dead, as U2 was set to perform the following days. The band had rescheduled the concert dates immediately after the events of November 13th.

Following Thursdays heinous attacks, U2 posted a picture, via Twitter, of guitarist Edge with the message: “Love is bigger than anything in its way – Bono, Edge, Adam, Larry.”

Our thoughts are with Nice during this horrific time.


Image courtesy Antonio Cruz via Wiki Commons