Bono Released From Hospital Following Emergency Back Surgery

U2 frontman Bono has been released from Ludwig Maximilians-University Hospital in Munich after doctors say the rocker experienced temporary paralysis brought on by the onset of a sudden illness. The band has cancelled their headlining slot at Britain’s 40th anniversary Glastonbury Music Festival this weekend after the singer was told to rest for at least two months following emergency surgery on his back last Friday.

Bono — an devoted humanitarian — is devastated to have to “let down” his British fans.

In a statement on the band’s website, Bono said: “I’m heartbroken. We really wanted to be there to do something really special – we even wrote a song especially for the festival….”

U2 has also been forced to postpone 16 shows on the North American leg of their forthcoming U2360 Tour.