Bono promises quick return to concert tour after voice failure

Singer (58) says anything serious has been ruled out and he will perform on rest of tour

U2 lead singer Bono has assured fans that he will be back to full voice for the remainder of the band’s European tour.

U2 had to cancel a concert in Berlin after five songs on Saturday after Bono lost his voice.

However on Sunday night the band said the tour would continue as planned and the Berlin concern would be re-scheduled for November.

The Berlin concert was the second show of the band’s European leg of their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour,


However a short time into the performance Bono said something had happened and he did not think he could go on.

The band is scheduled to play in Cologne in Germany on Tuesday.

In a statement on the official U2 website on Sunday Bono said:

“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. 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”.

American actress Ashley Judd was at the Berlin concert, and shared a clip of Bono singing before his voice cut out.

“The power of #bono voice before it surprised him in #Berlin and left him abruptly... he was singing his guts out (per usual).”

Judd added that “the crowd so felt for him” and that he was “obviously powerless and vulnerable”.

“He’s real and he’s human, too, like we all are.”

The European leg of the tour culminates in Ireland in late October and November with two shows in Belfast and four in Dublin, all of which have sold out.