Bono has pleaded with South Korea President Moon Jae-in to support Ireland as they battle to beat the coronavirus
He has written a letter to the 67-year-old official to help his country as the crisis worsens.
U2 superstar Bono – worth nearly £600million – is the second richest rocker in the world.
The frontman has asked for protective equipment, medical supplies and diagnostic kits. He says he will fund it personally.
The President has reportedly replied, saying he will “look into it with authorities”.
Ireland’s Minister for Finance last week called Bono as the country battled Chinese suppliers for the equipment needed to fight Covid-19.
Paschal Donohoe’s revealed he would chip in €10 million for protective gear for frontline medics.
“I explained to him that any role that people like him could play in it because of the way they connect people across the world would be a little part of the thread of the great story of how Ireland is responding,” says the Minister.
“Proactively, off his own bat, he said he wanted to get involved in a very particular thing – he could find new ways of trying to source new PPE equipment for Ireland.”
Now his relationship with officials in South Korea could come in very handy.
The singer expressed his respect for President Moon last year, saying his leadership and peace initiative is pushing the world forward.
“I respect the determination you’ve shown in making sure that our hope for peace is not merely a dream but something we can achieve in reality,” Bono said.
On St Patrick’s Day, the singer debuted the track “Let Your Love Be Known” – his first new song since 2017 after he was inspired by Italians who bonded together during lockdown.
“For the Italians who inspired it… for the Irish…for ANYONE who this St. Patrick ’s Day is in a tight spot and still singing,” the singer captioned the video on Instagram.
“For the doctors, nurses, carers on the front line, it’s you we’re singing to.”