Bono says joining U2 as a teenager may have saved his life.

Bono told the story while visiting Ellen on Tuesday. He said “I really felt as a teenager, I had no reason to exist until I found them.” he also told Ellen that he and his wife began dating the same week he joined U2.

Ellen got to tell Bono and The Edge that her very first concert was seeing U2 on a riverboat in New Orleans for “about 200 people” while the band was touring behind their debut album Boy.