May 21, 2010 1:03 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

U2's Bono has emergency surgery

The manager of U2 says that frontman Bono has undergone emergency back surgery in a Munich hospital after he was injured while preparing for the group's tour. It's unclear if the band's June 12 concert date in Denver will go on as scheduled.

The 50 year old, whose real name is Paul Hewson, is under the care of neurosurgeon Dr. Joerg Tonn and Dr. Hans-Wilhelm Mueller-Wohlfahrt, according to a statement on U2's website.

Band manager Paul McGuinness, in an MP3 posted on the website, said Friday that because of the injury, the band's "360-Degree" June 3 show in Salt Lake City, Utah, has been postponed.

McGuinness says, "We hope to get things resolved as soon as possible."


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