Bono Has Emergency Surgery U2 frontman injured back performing in Germany By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted May 21, 2010 10:57 AM CDT 11 comments Comments U2's Bono performs during the 360 Degree Tour at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany, in this July 18, 2009 file photo. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File) (Newser) – Bono has undergone emergency surgery to fix a back injury he sustained in rehearsal. The U2 frontman is recuperating in the neurosurgery unit at a Munich hospital. The 50-year-old sustained the injury during “tour preparation training” for the North American swing of U2's “360 Degree” world tour, a rep said. He'll spend a few days in the hospital and a few more at home before deciding how the injury will affect the band's tour plans.