As announced earlier today, Live Nation has confirmed that the U2 360 ° North American Tour will be postponed until 2011.
U2’s Bono has now been discharged from Ludwig Maximilians-University (LMU) Hospital in Munichwhere he underwent emergency surgery on Friday, following a back injury. In order to fully recover, he is under doctor’s orders to start a rehabilitation program and to recuperate for at least eight weeks.
This will necessitate the postponement of 16 shows on the U2 360 ° Tour from Salt Lake City on June 3rd, through to New Jersey’s Meadowlands Stadium on July 19th.
Dr. Muller Wohlfahrt confirmed, “Bono suffered severe compression of the sciatic nerve. On review of his MRI scan, I realized there was a serious tear in the ligament and a herniated disc, and that conservative treatment would not suffice. I recommended Bono have emergency spine surgery with Professor Tonn at Munich’s LMUUniversityHospital on Friday.”