(BREITBART) — U2 singer and vocal anti-Brexiteer Paul ‘Bono’ Hewson has suffered a “complete loss of voice” at the beginning of a tour in which he planned to wave the EU flag as a “radical act”, causing much amusement on social media.

Ahead of the tour, the 58-year-old multi-millionaire had written: “I’m told a rock band is at its best when it’s a little transgressive: when it pushes the bounds of so-called good taste, when it shocks, when it surprises. Well, U2 is kicking off its tour in Berlin this week, and we’ve just had one of our more provocative ideas: during the show we’re going to wave a big, bright, blue EU flag.”