We Went through Hell as Our Girl Battled Leukaemia, Says Edge's Wife

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We Went through Hell as Our Girl Battled Leukaemia, Says Edge's Wife


Byline: Hannah-Louise Dunne Showbusiness Editor

THE Edge's wife has spoken of the 'hell' her family endured while their daughter battled - and beat - leukaemia.

Morleigh Steinberg was by the side of Sian, 13, for virtually the entire ordeal.

She said: 'You're just in shock. And then you just go into survival mode. You have to stay strong and focused.'

Following Sian's diagnosis, U2 delayed the Australian leg of their Vertigo tour in 2006 by six months, while she underwent treatment in both Ireland and the U.S..

Morleigh said: 'We had incredible care here. She was diagnosed here but there was also a tour at the same time. We spent time here and spent time in America.

'Both were incredible teams of doctors and the collaboration between the two and the communication between two different continents was brilliant.'

A dedicated mother to Sian and her brother, Levi, 11, Morleigh coped by staying as close to her daughter as possible.

She said: 'I spent - I think - one night away from her and that was not good.

'From the outside, any kind of illness like that is too frightening. When you're in it, you just stay in it and you continue living.'

Morleigh, 43, has been wary of discussing the battle until now, but says it helped the family focus on everything positive in their lives.

She said: 'It's so difficult, I mean the first year of it was hell.

'The whole thing was hell - but you stay positive and you really live, actually. You live more; you don't take anything for granted.' Now finished the gruelling years of treatment, Sian is back to full health.

Morleigh, who is a dancer, said: 'It seems funny talking about it now because we're through it. She's fine and we're moving forward.'

And she said parents in her situation should 'stay focused and ask questions'.

She added: 'You don't want to have too much information because too much information can be way too overwhelming and too scary - but ask questions.

'They always say the squeaky wheel is the one that gets the most attention and if you don't feel that something is right for your child, you ask and say that this doesn't seem right.

'Doctors are amazing people but I find that you need to have doctors that will listen to you.

'Because, yes, doctors know a lot and doctors know best. But you're a mother or a parent and you're there with your child every single day, so if something comes up, you have to question it.'

Morleigh, who is originally from Los Angeles, was a dancer on U2's Zoo TV tour in the early Nineties when she began dating The Edge, who was separated from his first wife at the time.

Currently based in New York as The Edge prepares his much delayed [euro]45million musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, Morleigh is putting the finishing touches on a show of her own - Cold Dream Colour: A Dance Homage To Louis le Brocquy. …

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