Rocker Bono turned toddler whisperer during an intimate gig in a Paris restaurant over the weekend after one unhappy young fan refused to stop crying.
The U2 frontman was preparing for the Food for Soul gig at Refettorio Paris when Bono picked the little girl up and tried to convince her to stop wailing.
The dad of four then held her in his arms throughout his performance of the band’s hit One – and she appeared to stop crying.
Chef Massino Bottura posted the video of the performance to Instagram, thanking U2 for supporting the restaurant and the
Food for Soul charity he co-founded to help struggling Parisians.
The video and the performance come just two weeks after Bono was forced to bow out of a U2 concert in Berlin, Germany after losing his voice.
“I’ve seen a great doctor and with his care I’ll be back to full voice for the rest of the tour,” the singer writes in a new statement.
“So happy and relieved that anything serious has been ruled out. My relief is tempered by the knowledge that the Berlin audience were so inconvenienced. There was an amazing atmosphere in the house. It was going to be one of those unforgettable nights but not for this reason… We can’t wait to get back there on November 13th.”
The rescheduled Berlin gig will now serve as the last date on the group’s Experience + Innocence tour.
In video footage posted on social media, Bono paused the show and told the crowd that “something’s happened” and that they “cannot go on”.
“Before we left the dressing room, I was ready to sing for you. Something’s happened and I think we cannot go on. It’s not right for you… I’m sure this is not a big, big problem, but I’m going to have to do something,” he said, reportedly blaming the smoke machines for affecting his voice.