Bono Suffers Injury; U2 World Tour Postponed

bono-u2The lead singer of the band U2 suffered an injury that threatens the postponement of some North American legs of their world tour.

Bono, underwent a back surgery in a hospital in Munich. He was admitted to a specialist neurosurgery unit. He was rushed to the hospital Friday, May 20, during a practice for the tour.

The singer, 50, will be staying a few days in Munich while recuperating.

Manager Paul McGuinness said that the injury might cause further postponements. “It’s unfortunate that we’re inconveniencing fans. We will make plans to reinstate these dates as soon as possible.”

The world tour, named 360 Degrees, was supposed to start the  North American leg on June 3 in Salt Lake City. On June 6 and 7, the group will be in Anaheim. June 12 is set for Denver and June 16 for Oakland, California.

The other members of the Irish group are The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion). They formed U2 in 1976 when they were still teenagers in secondary school.