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Saturday 29 August 2015

U2's Bono under care of Bayern Munich doctor after emergency spinal surgery

Published 24/05/2010

U2 have had to postpone tour dates after Bono injured his back
U2 have had to postpone tour dates after Bono injured his back
U2 have had to postpone tour dates after Bono injured his back
Bono
U2 frontman Bono
Lead singer Bono in Croke Park, Dublin on the first night of U2's '360' world tour.
A sold out crowd packs into Croke Park, Dublin to watch U2 perform the first of three concerts.
Bono gets the crowd going in Croke Park, Dublin
Drummer Larry Mullen gives a smile to the camera as U2 perform live in Croke Park, Dublin on the 1st night of their "360 degree" world tour.
U2 concert at Paris Stade de France. 12/07/2009. Submitted by Nicolas Boulay, France
Bono and the Edge, during the first night of their 360 degree tour in Barcelona
Claw blimey! Work continues on the revolutionary stage for the first of U2’s three gigs in Dublin's Croke Park
Brazilian U2 fans: Camila Ferreira, Carol Haddan, Josianne Moser and Gabriela Moresco before the U2 360 concert in Croke Park, Dublin.
Adam Clayton (left) and The Edge from U2 playing at Croke Park in Dublin
U2 play at Croke Park in Dublin
Fan Lisa McCrink from Newry
Adam Clayton of U2 performs live at Croke Park, Dublin on the 1st night of their "360 degree" world tour.
Bono looks out at the fans in Croke Park, Dublin on the 1st night of U2's "360 degree" world tour.
The Edge performs live in Croke Park, Dublin on the 1st night of U2's "360 degree" world tour.
Claw -- the circular stage in Camp Nou, Barcelona
Bono of U2 performs onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.
Adam Clayton, Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen of U2 perform onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.
Bono of U2 performs onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou in Barcelona
The Edge of U2 performs onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.
Fans go mad as U2 perform onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.
L-R The Edge, Larry Mullen, Bono and Adam Clayton of U2 perform onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.
Bono of U2 performs onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain
Bono of U2 performs onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.
Fans go mad as U2 perform onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain
Fans go mad as U2 perform onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain
Bono of U2 performs onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.
Adam Clayton of U2 performs onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.
Fans of U2 prepare for the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.
Larry Mullen of U2 performs onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain
Larry Mullen of U2 performs onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain
Adam Clayton, Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen of U2 perform onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.
Adam Clayton, Bono, The Edge and Larry Mullen of U2 perform onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain
Fans of U2 watch them perform onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Ba2rcelona, Spain
Bono of U2 onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou
Bono of U2 performs onstage on the first night of their 360 tour held at Camp Nou on June 30, 2009 in Barcelona, Spain.
U2 open their world tour in Barcelona

U2’s lead singer Bono remains in hospital following emergency spinal surgery suffered while preparing to go on tour — under the care of Bayern Munich’s club doctor.

Next month's relaunch of the Dublin band’s 360 Degree tour has been postponed after the frontman injured himself while preparing for the opening night.

Mystery still surrounds how the singer came to suffer the injury. Details regarding the accident have not been made available.

Bono is under the care of Dr Hans-Wilhelm Muller-Wohlfahrt, a world-renowned sports injury specialist who is the club doctor at Bayern Munich. He is also being treated by leading German neuro-surgeon Professor Dr Jeorg Tonn.

Tour rehearsals were to begin tomorrow for the opening date in Salt Lake City, Utah, on June 3.

That concert has since been postponed. Bono is expected to return to Ireland to recuperate.

A statement from the band said further information about other tour dates would be announced in due course, once the singer's condition had been assessed.

U2 manager Paul McGuinness said: “We will make plans to reinstate the dates as soon as possible.” He added it was “unfortunate that we're inconveniencing fans”.

U2 are the headline act at Glastonbury, which is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. However, that show on June 25 is also in doubt.

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