Bono’s voice went out as U2 performed “Beautiful Day” in Berlin last night, forcing the band to cancel the remainder of the show. Bono spoke through the song, and near the end apologized and held his head down in shame. He then grabbed his head in humiliation, and said he would try to get help so the band could return to the stage in 10-15 minutes, but he understood if fans wanted to go home.
“The three remaining members of the band released a statement on U2’s website early this morning (Sept. 2):
We’re so sorry for tonight’s cancellation. Bono was in great form and great voice prior to the show and we were all looking forward to the second night in Berlin, but after a few songs, he suffered a complete loss of voice.
We don’t know what has happened and we’re taking medical advice.
As always, we appreciate our audience’s understanding and all our fans’ support in Berlin and those who travelled from afar. We will update you very soon.
Adam, Larry and Edge.”
Watch video of “Beautiful Day” below.