ROCK legend BONO stunned Radio 1 listeners yesterday by calling COLDPLAY singer CHRIS MARTIN a “w****r” live on air.
The U2 frontman also branded him “a cretin” and “dysfunctional” during a bizarre outburst.
Shocked DJ JO WHILEY asked the Sunday Bloody Sunday singer to apologise — and said sorry herself.
The Irish rocker, 48, blamed his language on it being “early” — even though it was nearly noon.
The shocking slip came when Bono and the band went on Live Lounge to chat between songs — and perform some of their own.
After playing Coldplay’s 2008 hit Viva La Vida, Jo, 43, reminded Bono he recently rated Chris, 31, alongside PAUL MCCARTNEY.
Bono, replied: “He’s a w****r.”
He then apologised, when asked, for swearing.
But he giggled: “Obviously he is a completely dysfunctional character and a cretin but he happens to be a genius melodist.”
The BBC last night apologised “for any offence caused”.http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/bizarre/article2280636.ece