Singer's spokeswoman claims he is in "good health" and his hospital visit was just a routine checkup

A spokeswoman for U2 frontman Bono has denied claims that he suffered from a recent health scare in the south of France.

It was reported yesterday that the singer had been taken to the Princess Grace Memorial Hospital in Monaco last Wednesday (August 17) after coming down with heart palpitations, with the Irish Independent claiming that he was examined by a leading heart specialist and ordered to get some rest.

However, a spokeswoman issued a statement to Reuters on behalf of Bono claiming that, although he did attend the hospital, it was for a routine checkup rather than for emergency treatment. She also insisted the singer was in “good health”.

The statement said:

Despite press stories to the contrary, Bono has not suffered a recent health scare. Reports of his being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment are untrue. Bono is in good health and enjoying a family holiday in the south of France.

Bono did suffer a health scare last year, when he was forced to pull U2‘s headline performance at Glastonbury because he had to undergo emergency back surgery.

The band recently wrapped up their huge 360° world tour in Canada, which grossed a record-breaking $736,137,344 (£448 million).