The North American 360Â°Â tour for rock band U2 has been postponed until 2011 after lead singer Bono required surgery on his ailing back according to the L.A. Times.
“Bono suffered severe compression of the sciatic nerve,” said Dr. Muller Wohlfahrt in a statement that Live Nation issued Tuesday. “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 [Jorg] Tonn at Munich’s [Ludwig Maximilians-University] Hospital on Friday.”
Bono had the surgery on his back last week in Germany. Â He is expected to make a full recovery. Â The tour dates will be rescheduled for 2011.