U2 front man Paul Hewson, also known as Bono, was forced to undergo emergency back surgery due to an injury that he suffered while he was rehearsing for his upcoming “360-Degree” tour.
“Once his condition has been assessed further, a statement will be made regarding the impact on forthcoming tour dates,” says the band’s website.
Bono is being operated on by neurosurgeon Dr. Joerg Tonn and Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt in a Munich hospital, according to a statement on U2’s website.
Fans around the country are waiting to hear whether the dates for the shows are still on. According to the website, the band’s opening show in Salt Lake City, Utah, which was originally planned for June 3, will be postponed due to Bono’s back injury.
Those who have purchased tickets for the June 3 date are encouraged to hold onto them, and to redeem them for the rescheduled opening date.
“its unfortunate that we are inconveniencing fans. We will make plans to reinstate these dates as soon as possible… We hope to get things resolved as soon as possible”, said the band’s manager Paul McGuinness.