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U2’s Adam Clayton thanks Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend and his bandmates for helping him beat alcoholism

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U2’s Adam Clapton has thanked Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend and his bandmates for helping him beat alcoholism.

The Dublin bassist made the heartfelt revelations in a speech, after being honoured by addiction charity MusiCares in New York on Monday.

The 57-year-old revealed how legendary guitarist Eric Clapton urged him into rehab after he went on “destructive benders” and once he was in treatment, Pete Townshend came to visit him.

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He also revealed how his U2 bandmates have supported him, even before he received help.

“I was lucky because I had three friends who could see what was going on and who loved me enough to take up the slack of my failings.

“Bono, The Edge and Larry (Mullen Jr) truly supported me before and after I entered recovery and I am unreservedly grateful for their friendship, understanding and support.”

Along with Adam receiving an award, U2 took to the stage at the MAP Fund Benefit Concert to perform three of their hits, Stuck In A Moment You Can’t Get Out Of, I Will Follow and Vertigo.

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