U2’s residency on The Tonight Show was set to begin tonight, but it looks like they’ll have to wait for a while. The band cancelled their appearances in New York this week after lead singer Bono hurt himself in a cycling accident in Central Park.
According to a statement issued on the band’s website, Bono required surgery to repair his arm after the accident, but he is expected to make a complete recovery. It is currently unclear as to whether the band will return to The Tonight Show for a residency, though the band and host Jimmy Fallon had called on fans to submit videos of themselves lip-syncing “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” for use in one of the performances.
This incident is the latest in what has been a bad week for Bono: the singer had a frightening brush with death earlier last week when the door of his private plane ripped off mid-flight during a trip to Germany.
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