Newswire: U2 bassist Adam Clayton thanks bandmates for helping him through addiction

Last night, a number of famous musicians appeared at a benefit show honoring both the MusiCares charity—which provides medical and general emergency assistance to people in the music business—and Adam Clayton, the bassist for U2. A lot of the performers in attendance talked about how MusiCares helped them out, either by replacing stolen equipment or helping band members get into rehab programs, but Variety‘s account of the evening makes it sound like Clayton touched a lot of people with stories of his own struggles with alcohol.

Clayton explained that he used to think it was impossible to “be in a band and not drink” when he was younger, and it apparently got so bad that Bono, The Edge, and Larry Mullen had to organize a sort of intervention for him. After what he characterized as “two particularly destructive benders,” Clayton got a call from none other than …

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