U2 frontman Bono has apologised after using a four-letter word live on radio to describe Coldplay singer Chris Martin. The Irish singer, 48, was being interviewed by Jo Whiley on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge this morning when he called Martin a 'w*****'.
A BBC spokeswoman said: 'An on-air apology was made immediately for the language used during the live broadcast. We apologise for any offence caused.' After Bono swore, Jo brought the interview to a halt and asked him to apologise to listeners. He said: 'Oops! Sorry, sorry, I'm a reformed character - I don't do that (swear) any more.'
After apologising, Bono jokingly labelled Chris 'a completely dysfunctional character and a cretin'. Bono's swearing came as the U2 played a live broadcast concert from the BBC Radio Theatre, where they played their new single Get On Your Boots.
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