U2 were scheduled to begin a weeklong residency on The Tonight Show this Monday 11/17, but that’s been scrapped due to a bicycle accident Bono suffered today that required surgery. As Pitchfork points out, the band posted a note on its official site announcing that “a cycling spill” in Central Park left Bono’s arm in need of surgical repair. Here’s their message:
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 unclear when or if the residency will be rescheduled, but the band’s message indicates that they’re hoping to pull it off at a later date. In the meantime, here’s footage from when U2 played Jimmy Fallon’s very first Tonight Show earlier this year:
[Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images.]