U2 delay ‘Tonight Show’ residency as Bono requires surgery following bike accident

Band were due to play every night on Jimmy Fallon show this week

U2 have postponed their residency on The Tonight Show as lead singer Bono requires surgery on his arm following an accident.

The band were due to perform live on Jimmy Fallon’s US TV show every night this week but, in a statement released via their official website, the band have confirmed this will happen “another time” while Bono recovers from his accident. The injury is said to have been caused by a “cycling spill” in New York’s Central Park.

The full statement reads: “It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time – we’re one man down. Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We’re sure he’ll make a full recovery soon, so we’ll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding.”

It’s not clear when Bono sustained his injury. However, he was in London on Saturday to record the new Band Aid 30 single which was revealed overnight. The singer reprised his role on the track, first recorded in 1984, and was joined by new artists including Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, One Direction, Bastille and Coldplay’s Chris Martin.

Bono’s bike accident following an incident last week when the rear door of his private jet fell off midway though a flight from Dublin to Berlin.

As reported, the U2 frontman was on board his £50 million Learjet 60 D-CGEO with four friends heading to the Bambi International Music awards when the incident took place on November 12.

U2 and Apple ‘gifted’ 500 million iTunes users with their new album in September. Following complaints over the unconventional release, Apple released a tool to allow its customers to remove ‘Songs Of Innocence’ from their devices with just one click.