This week the band were due to begin a week-long residency on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, a la Foo Fighters and Metallica, but according to a statement on the band’s website, those plans have now been put on hold.
“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,” reads the statement.
“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.” News of Bono’s injury comes just days after it was reported that the rear door of his private jet flew off while the singer was travelling from Dublin to Berlin.
Authorities have since stated that the airline was not in any danger, but you know, I’m sure we all would prefer the doors stay on our planes just to be sure. Prior to his bicycle incident Bono had already laid down his vocals for the 2014 version of Do They Know It’s Christmas?, the Band Aid 30 track recorded to, arguably, help fund the fight against Ebola.
U2’s appearance on The Tonight Show was likely to promote their latest release, Songs of Innocence, which given the controversial way it was launched probably needed all the promotion it could get.