A former U2 bodyguard claims he ‘hates’ Bono who he alleges struck him with a guitar onstage at a gig in 2001.
American David Guyer revealed his tour exploits with the Irish rockers in a new book, Road Rash With U2.
He insisted he’s still waiting for an apology from Bono over an incident on tour in Boston when he tackled a burly fan who clambered onstage and who tried to grab the U2 frontman .
"He was six-foot-four and weighed well over 240 pounds,’’ he said. “I weighed 210, so it was going to be a lesson in physics. I hit him headfirst, perfectly square and precise. The jumper's body exploded with my energy as the shock wave took him skyward and backward. We flew about four feet."
The crowd cheered and Guyer felt he'd done his job only to find an unhappy Bono standing over him wielding a guitar.
He recalled, "Suddenly, I felt a dull thud on the back of my head and shoulders, a lady like strike that didn't hurt. I looked to my right and Bono was smacking me in the back with his f**king guitar. "I let the jerk up. It sickened me as this big a**hole ran to bear-hug Bono, spinning him in a circle.”
He added: “That's when I began hating Bono, who by the way, never apologised for hitting me with his guitar."
However, Guyer admitted he had a great time as U2's bodyguard and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr.'s personal minder on the Elevation tour.
He revealed the Irish rockers were very well behaved.
"The band never f**ked any groupies... and I hardly ever saw any of U2's members plastered," he told Hustler magazine.