deaths_friend Posted May 25, 2010 Share Posted May 25, 2010 BONO is out for another 8 weeks at least they recorded a song specifically for that appearance. bono personally called michael eavis to break to him the news. U2 have cancelled their headline slot at Glastonbury. The band were forced to pull out from their Friday night slot on the Pyramid Stage after frontman BONO was told to rest for at least two months following emergency surgery on his back. In a statement on the Glastonbury website, Bono said he was "heartbroken" at not being able to be a part of the festival's 40th anniversary celebrations. Bono said: "We really wanted to be there to do something really special - we even wrote a song especially for the Festival. I'm heartbroken." It's been rumoured DIZZEE RASCAL or COLDPLAY will fill the void. But organiser MICHAEL EAVIS said it was too early to think about a replacement. He said: "It was obvious from our telephone conversation that U2 are hugely disappointed. At this point, we have no comment to make about possible replacements for U2's Friday night slot. Instead, we would simply like to send Bono our very best wishes for a full and speedy recovery." The band have also been forced to postpone 16 shows on the north American leg of their U2360 Tour until 2011. Manager Paul McGuinness said: "Our biggest and I believe best tour has been interrupted and we're all devastated. For a performer who lives to be on stage, this is more than a blow. He feels robbed of the chance to do what he does best and feels like he has badly let down the band and their audience. Which is of course nonsense. "His concerns about more than a million ticket buyers whose plans have been turned upside down, we all share, but the most important thing right now is that Bono makes a full recovery." Bono has been discharged from the Ludwig Maximilians-University Hospital in Munich, Germany, after undergoing surgery but will undergo eight weeks of rehabilitation. Dr. Muller Wohlfahrt said: "We are treating Bono as we would treat any of our athletes and while the surgery has gone very well, the coming weeks are crucial for a return to full health. In the next days, he will start a light rehabilitation program, with increasing intensity over the next eight weeks. In our experience, this is the minimum time." Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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