Bono’s back surgery forces U2 to axe Glastonbury gig
London: U2 rockers have postponed their entire North American tour and cancelled their appearance at Glastonbury following Bono’s emergency back surgery.
The 50-year-old singer was taken to a hospital in Germany on Friday after he complained of suffering "severe pain" and "partial paralysis" during rehearsals for their 360 Degree world tour in Munich, reports The Daily Express.
He underwent a surgery immediately after neurosurgeon Joerg Tonn was convinced that he will make a full recovery but will need at least two months rest.
"He was already in severe pain with partial paralysis of the lower leg. The surgery was the only course of treatment for full recovery and to avoid further paralysis,” said neurosurgeon Joerg Tonn.
“Bono is now much better with complete recovery of his motor-deficit. His prognosis is excellent but to obtain a sustainable result he must now enter a period of rehabilitation," he added.
The band have also been forced to cancel their prestigious headlining appearance at Glastonbury on 25 June (10).
Bono admits he is shattered to let his fans down.
He says, "I’m heartbroken. We really wanted to be there to do something really special."