U2 lead singer Bono will have to undergo surgery after suffering an arm injury while cycling in New York’s Central Park, the Irish band wrote on its website Sunday. The accident has forced the band to postpone a week-long appearance on Jimmy Fallon's "The Tonight Show."
“It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time -- we're one man down,” guitarist The Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr., wrote in the statement. “Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it.”
The statement did not give out any other detail about Bono’s injury or when the accident took place. An NBC spokesperson confirmed to The Associated Press that U2’s appearance on Fallon’s show had to be temporarily cancelled due to the accident. U2 was the first musical band to appear on “The Tonight Show” when it launched in February with Fallon as the host.
"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," U2 wrote on its website.
The news of Bono’s accident comes four days after the 54-year-old had a narrow escape after his private plane lost a hatch door on a flight from Dublin to Berlin. German authorities reportedly said that no one was injured and that the cause of the incident was being investigated.
“He was extremely lucky, the plane could have gone down,” a source reportedly told The Daily Mail at the time.