Over the weekend, U2 lead vocalist Bono suffered a “complete loss of voice” at a show in Berlin, causing the night to end early.
While at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany, the 58-year-old singer started to lose his voice, only making it through the hit song “Beautiful Day” with the help of the audience, a German news agency dpa reports. At first, concertgoers were told there would be a short break, but eventually, were told the show was over.
“We’re so sorry for tonight’s cancellation,” the group said in a statement on their website. “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.”
In a second post, Bono said that he has seen a doctor and anything serious has been ruled out, meaning he’ll be back to his full voice for the rest of the tour. The show has been rescheduled to November 13. Live Nation noted that ticketholders will receive more information regarding the rescheduled show.
“My relief is tempered by the knowledge that the Berlin audience were so inconvenienced,” Bono said. “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.”
The Berlin show was the first stop on the band’s European leg of the 2018 “Experience + Innocence” tour. Tonight, they will play a sold-out show in Cologne, followed by shows in Paris on Saturday and Sunday. The trek will run through November 10, wrapping-up in Dublin, Ireland.