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Thursday 24 August 2017

Imelda May on how Bono helped her get through ‘rollercoaster year’ following marriage break-down

Imelda May says Bono has been a mentor through the breakdown of her marriage to Darrel Hignam
Imelda May says Bono has been a mentor through the breakdown of her marriage to Darrel Hignam

Imelda May admitted she’s had a “rollercoaster year” after announcing her spilt from her husband Darrel Hignam last July.

The rockabilly star (41) admitted that her friend, U2 frontman Bono, helped her get through her break-up by encouraging her to pour her heartbreak into song.

“The album is about my life and what I’ve experienced recently. The songs are more honest than anything before,” she told The Irish Sun.

“Bono told me if you get this record right it will be a game changer, and that has become a song, Game Changer. I’ve put my heart and soul into this record. I’m very proud of it.

Imelda May three years ago with ex-husband Darrel Higham and Violet
Imelda May three years ago with ex-husband Darrel Higham and Violet

“Bono has been like a mentor with this record,” she said.

The singer remains on good terms with her ex-husband of 13 years following their split last summer and the pair have a daughter, Violet, together.

However, Imelda hinted that her turbulent year may not have been romance-free.

“I’ve gone through friendship, divorce, falling in love again, falling out of love again.

Imelda May and Darrel Higham
Imelda May and Darrel Higham

“I’ve had a rollercoaster year and I am still in the middle of it,” she said.

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