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U2's Bono undergoes back surgery - tour dates in doubt

One show already postponed after singer goes under the knife

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U2 singer Bono has undergone emergency back surgery in Munich after suffering from an injury - with one show on the band's forthcoming tour already postponed.

The frontman went under the knife today (May 21), it was explained in a message on the band's official site, U2.com. A statement from the band regarding how this will affect future gigs has been promised soon.

"Bono has today undergone emergency back surgery for an injury sustained during tour preparation training," the message explained. "He was admitted to a specialist neurosurgery unit in a Munich hospital, and is under the care of neurosurgeon Prof Dr Jorg Tonn and Dr Muller Wohlfahrt. Bono will spend the next few days there, before returning home to recuperate."

The message continued: "Once his condition has been assessed further, a statement will be made regarding the impact on forthcoming tour dates."

A gig scheduled for Salt Lake City on June 3 has been postponed. Following that they are scheduled to play further US and Canadian shows.

The band are then set to headline Glastonbury on June 25, their only show in Britain this year.

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