Bono has received France’s highest cultural honour for his contribution to music and commitment to humanitarian causes.
Our U2 frontman was presented with the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters (fancy!) by French Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti in Paris.
Bono said the award belonged to his band. “I’ve got the biggest mouth and the loudest voice but the music we make comes from each other,” he said.
Mr Filippetti praised the singer saying: “You committed yourself and dedicated your fame and career to wage some of the greatest wars of our time. Not for charity’s sake but in the name of justice.”
Bono, who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, has received a string of awards for his music and campaigning since the 1980s, but who could take that haircut seriously back then!!