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U2 singer Bono has emergency spinal surgery


Story by Jack Foley

U2’s lead singer Bono has had to have emergency spinal surgery, which has led to the postponement of at least one tour date and placed the band’s Glastonbury appearance in doubt.

According to reports, the 50-year-old frontman suffered an injury while preparing for tour dates and was subsequently treated at a specialist neurosurgery clinic in Munich.

He is now expected to remain there for a number of days before returning to his home in Ireland to recuperate further.

A spokesman confirmed that U2’s next tour date, in the US on June 3, has been postponed and that their Glastonbury appearance could be in doubt,

Further information about the possible impact on other tour dates will be announced in due course and fans are urged to keep an eye on the U2 website, which will remain constantly updated.

Of the gigs that have to be cancelled, U2 manager Paul McGuinness said that plans will be made to “reinstate the dates as soon as possible”.

He added it was “unfortunate that we’re inconveniencing fans” and that it was causing disruption to the band’s 400-strong crew.

Visit the U2 website for further updates.