Bono Has Back Surgery; U2 US Tour Delayed : The Two-Way For you U2 fans out there with tickets to see the band when it begins the American part of its "360 Degrees" tour on June 3 in Salt Lake City, there's potentially some bad news. Bono just underwent what a spokesman described as "emergency back sur...
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Bono Has Back Surgery; U2 US Tour Delayed

U2's Bono in concert at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on November 5, 2009. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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U2's Bono in concert at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate on November 5, 2009.

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For you U2 fans out there with tickets to see the band when it begins the American part of its "360 Degrees" tour on June 3 in Salt Lake City, there's potentially some bad news. Bono just underwent what a spokesman described as "emergency back surgery" in Germany.

Apparently, the aging rocker (he's 50) hurt his back while he was preparing for the upcoming tour.

From a statement on U2's website:

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

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

Here are those "forthcoming tour dates."

Updated at 12:40 pm ET -- U2's manager, Paul McGuinness, has an audio statement on U2.com, expressing the band's disappointment and acknowledging the impact on countless fans as well as the 400 people on the crew.