U2 postpones ‘Tonight Show’ residency due to Bono injury

The singer was injured during a bike ride in New York’s Central Park

U2 has been forced to postpone their The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon weeklong residency this week due to an injury Bono sustained while in Central Park on Sunday (Nov 16th).

“It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time – we’re one man down,” guitarist The Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. write on the band’s website. “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.”

U2 were set to perform all five nights this week on the series and sit down for an interview on Monday (Nov 17th). Last week, Jimmy Fallon announced The Tonight Show U2 Lip Sync where fans could submit themselves lip syncing to the band’s latest single, “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” which would be included during U2’s opening night performance.

No word on when the residency will be rescheduled. NBC Universal and The Tonight Show have yet to comment on the matter.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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