On the eve of U2’s planned weeklong stint on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” an accident left frontman Bono needing surgery, so the band has to postpone those TV appearances.
“Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it,” the band said Sunday on its website.
U2 was to perform on every episode of “The Tonight Show” this week. In preparation, Fallon had even called on viewers to record themselves lip syncing to U2’s song “The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)” and upload the videos so clips could be played during a live performance of the song.
The “Tonight Show” plans don’t seem to be scrapped outright.
“It looks like we will have to do our ‘Tonight Show’ residency another time,” the band said, expressing optimism about Bono’s arm. “We’re sure he’ll make a full recovery soon, so we’ll be back!”
Bono’s cycling accident comes only a few days after another nerve-racking situation: On Wednesday, the cargo door of a Learjet carrying the singer and a few friends fell off while they were thousands of feet above Germany. The private plane was able to land safely.
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