U2's Bono Hitchhikes With Hockey Player

Entertainment Jun. 3, 2011 AT 10:24AM
U2's Bono Hitchhikes With Hockey Player Credit: Elder Ordonez/INFphoto.com

"Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own," indeed.

Bono, 51, was stranded on the side of the road near Vancouver Tuesday after he and his assistant went out for a walk and it began to pour. Fortunately for the U2 frontman, Edmonter Oilers hockey player Gilbert Brule and his girlfriend Kelsey Nichols were driving by and decided to pick him up.

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Nichols initially had some reservations about giving the rocker a lift. "I said no, we're not picking up a hitchhiker. We're going to die," she told CTV. "There's no way."

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Fortunately for Bono, Nichols and Brule decided to help him out anyway. "He was very cool," Bono said of Brule, describing him as a "very modest man." "He said, 'Where do you want to go?' And I said, 'Just take me to where The Edge is.'"

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Bono recounted the experience while performing in Edmonton, Alberta the following night. "I like ice hockey, because people who play ice hockey are the kind of people who pick up hitchhikers," he said. "I know this from personal experience."

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