"'I'd say the nearest Bono ever came to an Orangeman was when he met Take That at the BRIT Awards."

In case you haven't already heard dear reader, Bono and Jon Bon Jovi were born a couple of months apart, according to the American singer. Oh, and apparently the Irishman had Orangemen walking around his neighbourhood ready to beat him up when he was younger. Also according to the said singer.

In a recent Armchair Podcast interview, hosted by Dax Shepard and Monica Padman, the rocker claims that the U2 frontman, who grew up in Finglas, Dublin and also went to a comprehensive grammar school in Clontarf, was a Catholic boy who feared of being beaten up by Protestants.

When asked about how his upbringing influenced his songwriting, Jon Bon Jovi said it differed greatly to that of the Dublin man: "Bono is probably right at my age, he’s a couple of months older I think. His upbringing was obviously very different than mine.

"I never had the Orangemen walking through my neighbourhood saying, you know, get the Catholic kid and beat him up.

"You know I didn’t have any of that kind of turmoil in suburban New Jersey when you had a wonderful middle-class upbringing with two hard working parents. So, of course, you’re writing the happy anthemic song."

Either someone has been telling a few fibs, or Jon Bon Jovi has his wires crossed.

Here's some of the funniest reactions we've spotted on Twitter regarding this bizarre Bono and Jon Bon Jovi story. And no, Twitter is not going to let this slide.