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Woman who called ambulance for Bono booed at U2 concert in New York

The woman took advantage of her time on the mic to criticise the city of New York.

Source: angela450nyc/YouTube

THE WOMAN WHO called an ambulance for Bono when he broke his arm in a bicycle accident last year has been heavily booed at a U2 concert in New York.

Last night the group were performing at Madison Square Garden in the city and had brought along Engine 44, the firefighters who came to his rescue on the day, as well as the woman who was present to call the emergency services.

Bono initially passes the microphone to the firefighters, who receive a positive reaction from the audience. Following this he then passes the microphone the woman who came to his rescue.

She starts by correcting the singer, saying, “So I have to clarify, it’s Alyssa and I’m from D.C. – not Denver.”

She then goes on to insult the audience, by saying that she had stopped to help because, “I’m not from New York, I’m from Virginia, where people are nice.”

This was met with a chorus of boos.

She then goes onto say that if it wasn’t for her, Bono wouldn’t be there.

The veteran rock star was concerned he would never be able to play the guitar again after breaking his arm and face in the accident last year.

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