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Woman who saved Bono after bike crash is booed off stage at U2 concert for trolling audience

Published 01/08/2015 | 09:05

Musician Bono of U2 performs onstage during the U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour opener in Vancouver at Rogers Arena on May 14, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Musician Bono of U2 performs onstage during the U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour opener in Vancouver at Rogers Arena on May 14, 2015 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
The Edge and Bono perform onstage during U2's "iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE" tour at Madison Square Garden on July 23, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

An American woman who saved Bono after his bicycle crash in Central Park was booed off stage at a U2 concert.

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Bono invited a handful of special guests on stage during U2's residency at Madison Square Garden in New York and thanked one woman in particular who had called for help after his crash.

He also invited the firefighters who came to his rescue that day. Bono broke bones in his face and and feared he would never play guitar again.

"I am here today because some people, when I crashed my bike here in the city, a beautiful girl made a phone call to 911," he told the audience.

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"She’s from Denver, but she’s here tonight. And so is Engine 44, the firefighters that picked me up off the ground."

He then handed the microphone to the woman in question to relay their story, to which she responded: "So I have to clarify, it’s Alyssa and I’m from D.C., not Denver.

"Here’s what happened: I was running in Central Park, there was an accident, obviously I had to stop and help because I’m not from New York, I'm from Virginia, where people are nice."

Brian O'Driscoll, Amy Huberman and Bono in New York
Brian O'Driscoll, Amy Huberman and Bono in New York

Their Innocence & Experience tour has attracted a host of stars in recent weeks with Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and Lady Gaga among the superstars joining the Irish rockers on stage for a set; Bill and Hilary Clinton attended last night and Irish celebrities Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman, Chris O'Dowd and Dawn O'Porter also enjoyed a show.

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