Good news! U2 front man Bono has left the Ludwig Maximilians-University (LMU) Hospital in Munich where he had a major back surgery last Friday, May 21.
Dr Muller Wohlfahrt confirmed, ‘Bono suffered severe compression of the sciatic nerve. On review of his MRI scan, I realized there was a serious tear in the ligament and a herniated disc, and that conservative treatment would not suffice. I recommended Bono have emergency spine surgery with Professor Tonn at Munich’s LMU University Hospital on Friday.”
He continues: ‘We are treating Bono as we would treat any of our athletes and while the surgery has gone very well, the coming weeks are crucial for a return to full health. In the next days, he will start a light rehabilitation program, with increasing intensity over the next 8 weeks. In our experience, this is the minimum time.’
Today a statement has been officially released announcing that the band has indefinitely postponed their 360º tour until 2011. The press release encourages fans to keep the tickets and also promise that the dates will be rescheduled soon.