Music helped save me and U2 bandmates from depression, says Clayton

by LAURA BUTLER

Bassist Adam Clayton has told of how U2 saved him and his bandmates from depression.

Clayton told the Irish Independent that he has experienced the ‘black dog’ creeping in at stages throughout his life, but coped by concentrating on his work and seeking help.

“There’s a lot of it in our industry and it’s covered up with drugs and alcohol. There’s such a high incidence of young musicians who commit suicide or inadvertently die through accidents of some kind,” said the 52-year-old.

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