It was a rough night for Irish rockers U2 on Saturday night. The band had to cut short their show in Berlin when singer Bono lost his voice. Word has it that it’s not serious though and the band will do a make-up date in Berlin in November.
The band posted a statement on their website it said: “We’re so sorry for tonight’s cancellation. Bono was in great form and great voice prior to the show and we were all looking forward to the second night in Berlin, but after a few songs, he suffered a complete loss of voice.”
Continuing, it said: “We don’t know what has happened and we’re taking medical advice. As always, we appreciate our audience’s understanding and all our fans’ support in Berlin and those who traveled from afar. We will update you very soon.”
Keeping fans updated, Bono posted a statement of his own saying: “I’ve seen a great doctor and with his care I’ll be back to full voice for the rest of the tour. So happy and relieved that anything serious has been ruled out.”
Adding: “My relief is tempered by the knowledge that the Berlin audience were so inconvenienced. There was an amazing atmosphere in the house, it was going to be one of those unforgettable nights but not for this reason…We can’t wait to get back there on November 13th.”
As well as his social media post, he also uploaded a handwritten note on to U2.com saying, “P.S. to those who sang ‘Red Flag Day’ for me last night, thanks, there are some high notes in there. As always, ‘You take us higher.'”
“Red Flag Day” is a track on U2’s latest album, Songs of Experience.
Let’s hope Bono is back to his usual self for tonight’s show in Cologne, Germany.