Bono has injured his arm. The Irish singer and philanthropist had to endure surgery following a bike accident in Central Park. The U2 frontman’s band just this past Sunday announced that the lead singer will be unable to make the show. Scheduled was supposed to be a week long residency at The Tonight Show however had to decline because of Bono’s recent injury. The fifty four year old is now having surgery done.
“It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time – we’re one man down,” the Grammy winners said in a statement on their website. “Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We’re sure he’ll make a full recovery soon, so we’ll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding.”
The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. will not promote the band’s new album Songs of Innocence without the star.
The lead singer later apologized for the forced download of the album, saying in a Facebook Q&A last month,
“I’m sorry about that. I had this beautiful idea and we got carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that kind of thing: [a] drop of megalomania, touch of generosity, dash of self-promotion and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years mightn’t be heard. There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.”
It’s been a tough time for Bono. The “Invisible” performer had another scare just days before his “spill” in Central Park. On Wednesday, Nov. 12, the private plane he was on in Europe lost a door. The piece of equipment broke off, and Bono lost much of his luggage that was in the plane’s affected compartment.