[lastfm]Bono[/lastfm] is expected to make a full recovery from last week’s emergency back surgery, but his injury could have been much worse had he not sought treatment.
[lastfm]U2[/lastfm] guitarist the [lastfm]Edge[/lastfm] said on the group’s website that Bono could have faced “serious and permanent damage” had he not undergone the surgery, which has since sidelined the group from touring.
“Maybe he just overdid it and hurt himself maybe without realizing it and it could have got worse,” the guitarist said. “But luckily enough he did realize.”
The operation has resulted in the postponement of 16 U.S. shows and the cancellation of a headlining spot at the U.K.’s Glastonbury Festival. [lastfm]Gorillaz[/lastfm] have since stepped in as a replacement for the Glastonbury slot, but Bono says he is “heartbroken” about missing the gig.
No rescheduled dates have been announced yet, but the Edge promises the band will come back with a vengeance.
“When we do get back out there we’ll be in top condition and raring to go,” he said. “That’s our focus now.”