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Bono stuck in Munich after emergency back surgery

AFP/DPA/The Local · 22 May 2010, 12:38

Published: 22 May 2010 12:38 GMT+02:00

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The band was due to start the third leg of the 360-Degree Tour in Salt Lake City on June 3, and was expected to start rehearsals there this week. More than 400 crew members are expected in town to set things up but some have been told to stay at home.

The exact nature of Bono’s injuries have not been released, nor how he was hurt, or what he was doing in Munich, apart from the band’s statement that he was rehearsing for the US leg of the tour.

“It’s unfortunate that we are inconveniencing fans; we will make plans to reinstate these dates as soon as possible,” said Paul McGuinness, the band’s spokesman on its website.

Bono is being treated by neurosurgeon Jörg Tonn and sports therapist Hans-Wilhelm Müller Wohlfahrt, who also treats the German national football team, according to the band’s website.

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It is not sure when he will be able to take to the stage again, but he is expected to have to remain in Munich for a few days before returning home to Ireland to recover.

AFP/DPA/The Local (news@thelocal.de)

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Your comments about this article

19:15 May 22, 2010 by William Thirteen
he hurt his back bending over to kiss his own ass....
19:49 May 22, 2010 by berlinski
Oh no William. He is well able and used to kissing his own ass.
23:21 May 22, 2010 by lordkorner
I reckon Bono has done enough in this life to feel entitled to kiss his own ass,what about you two???
00:59 May 23, 2010 by 1FCK_1FCK
Stuck in Bavaria!

Poor guy. How will he ever survive?

It appears the The Local doesn't have a high opinion of your southern brethren.
03:47 May 23, 2010 by berlinski
@ Lordkorner

I ain't the one who is preaching about cutting third world debt whilst at the same time living in a tax free haven and hoarding my millions in money making financial institutes. As the old saying goes, " Charity begins in the home". Thus Bono's well deserved tag of kissing his own ass. Maybe lordkorner would also like to kiss it. ;)
16:54 May 24, 2010 by PinkAsU2
@ Lordkorner,

Yea, Bono has gozilloins of dough, and that doesn't mean he has to give everything he works so hard to make to his causes. You really have no idea what your talking about @ Lordkorner.

Bono and his family are extremely private about their personal lives.

He has done so much for his causes and helped so many.

Just because he doesn't call for press conferences every time he makes a move doesn't mean crap.

It's his money and none of your business.

@ Lordkorner, I would feel sorry for you, but I don't care enough for you to do so.

I'm just voicing my opinion, @ Lordkorner.

Get well B. Please obey your docs so you can make a complete recovery.

We are waiting patiently for the 3rd leg of the tour. Take your time pleasssse!


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