Breaking News From U2360 Tour: Bono Has Emergency Back Surgery, Salt Lake City Show Postponed
Breaking News from U2.com:
Bono has today undergone emergency back surgery for an injury sustained during tour preparation training. He was admitted to a specialist neuro surgery unit in a Munich hospital, and is under the care of neuro surgeon Prof. Dr. Jorg Tonn and Dr Muller Wohlfahrt. Bono will spend the next few days there, before returning home to recuperate.
Once his condition has been assessed further, a statement will be made regarding the impact on forthcoming tour dates.
Postscript #2: Greg Gunn, the fan in Salt Lake City who was sharing video of the stage construction at Rice-Eccles earlier this week, has posted an update on Twitterthat says one of the U2 360 truck drivers told him they’re relocating to Minneapolis. We’d caution against assuming that all shows before Minneapolis on June 27th will be postponed. Keep in mind that there are three stages in use on the tour.
HIM’s Take: First of all, we wish Bono the best and speediest of recoveries. Our prayers are with him. He has had a long history of back problems, so, we hope this surgery will provide some relief to him. It sounds like multiple concerts could be in jeapordy of being postphoned, including Anaheim, Oakland and Seattle… more news as we get it…