Since today’s theme is 80s rock stars in trauma, here’s some news about Bono undergoing back surgery in Munich. A spokeswhore for U2 tells Reuters that Bono effed his back up while rehearsing for the North American leg of their tour which was supposed to start in Salt Lake City on June 3rd. Insert your very own “his ego was too heavy” joke here.
Because watching Bono being wheeled around on a hospital bed isn’t exactly what U2 fans want to see (or do they?), the Salt Lake City show has been postponed. A statement from the rep’s mouth:
“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. 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.”
Carrying the entire world and the wrath of Ireland’s Department of Finance on your back isn’t easy, so this was bound to happen. Bono needs to take a deep breath, strap a support belt around his waist and lift from the legs!