Bono Denies Chest Pains Report

It isn’t chest pains and it isn’t even vertigo, insists Bono. Just a routine checkup.

The U2 frontman denied reports he had been taken to the hospital after complaining of chest pains while on vacation in the south of France. Bono, 51, did go to Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco, but his spokeswoman said it was for a routine checkup.

“Despite press stories to the contrary, Bono has not suffered a recent health scare,” the spokeswoman said in a statement on the band’s website. “Reports of his being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment are untrue. Bono is in good health and enjoying a family holiday in the south of France.”

The scare was reported by the Irish Independent newspaper and picked up by several outlets.