U2's First Tour Date Postponed Due To Bono's Back Surgery
Posted on Fri May 21, 2010 11:18 AM PDT

bono200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - U2 lead singer Bono is recovering from back surgery, and now the band's opening show for their tour will be postponed.

On the U2.com website, the band says:

    "Bono has today undergone emergency back surgery for an injury sustained during tour preparation training. He was admitted to a specialist neurosurgery unit in a Munich hospital, and is under the care of neurosurgeon Prof. Dr. Jorg Tonn and Dr. Muller Wohlfahrt. Bono will spend the next few days there, before returning home to recuperate."

U2 was scheduled to perform on June 3 in Salt Lake City at the Rice-Eccles Stadium, but the show has now been postponed. No word on whether any other dates of the U2 360 tour will be rescheduled.

The band adds, "Once his condition has been assessed further, a statement will be made regarding the impact on forthcoming tour dates."