U2 frontman, humanitarian, and beloved sunglasses enthusiast Bono was injured this weekend while cycling in Central Park. According to a post on U2's website, Bono had to have surgery to repair an arm injury. As a result, the band has had to cancel a weeklong residence on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.
"It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time—we're one man down," the statement on the site reads. "Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. 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."
No other details are known about the incident. In the wake of two pedestrian fatalities caused by cyclists in Central Park, the NYPD has been cracking down; cops reportedly issued 810 summonses (as of Oct 19th) for a spread of violations, including failure to yield, running red lights and wearing headphones while riding.
— Keegan Stephan (@KeeganNYC) November 17, 2014
U2 previously performed "Ordinary Love" and "Invisible" on Fallon earlier this year:
This is just the latest mishap for Bono: his private plane lost a rear hatch last Wednesday as he was traveling from Dublin to Berlin (thankfully, no one was hurt). And there was that whole embarrassing situation when he uploaded a new U2 album onto every Apple product in the world, only for the world to shrug its shoulders and say, "no thanks?" He apologized for giving his own music out for free, then he un-apologized for it.
And don't even get us started on "Discotheque."*
*(It's pretty dang good)