U2’s Bono has emergency back surgery in Germany

BERLIN — The manager of U2 says that frontman Bono has undergone emergency back surgery in a Munich hospital after he was injured while preparing for the group’s tour.

The 50 year old, whose real name is Paul Hewson, is under the care of neurosurgeon Dr. Joerg Tonn and Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt, according to a statement on U2’s website.

Mueller-Wohlfahrt could not be reached for comment.

Band manager Paul McGuinness, in an MP3 posted on the website, said Friday that because of the injury, the band’s “360-Degree” June 3 show in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been postponed. It was not immediately clear if other dates also were canceled.

U2 is scheduled to play June 16 at the Oakland Coliseum.

McGuinness says, “We hope to get things resolved as soon as possible.”

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