U2 Cancel Show Mid-Set When Bono Suffers "Complete Loss of Voice"

Their performance in Berlin ended after just four songs
U2 Cancel Show Mid-Set When Bono Suffers 'Complete Loss of Voice'
U2 are currently touring in Europe, but last night (September 1), the band cancelled their Berlin show after just four songs when frontman Bono lost his voice.

It's not just that Bono's voice got a little scratchy — a statement from the band describes it as a "complete loss of voice." Making matters stranger, Bono was said to be "in great form and great voice prior to the show."

Bono is seeking medical advice. The band promise, "We will update you very soon." Read the full statement here.

UPDATE (9/3, 12 p.m. EDT): Bono has now released a statement regarding his condition. In it, he writes, "I've seen a great doctor and with his care I'll be back to full voice for the rest of the tour. So happy and relieved that anything serious has been ruled out. My relief is tempered by the knowledge that the Berlin audience were so inconvenienced. 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."

Currently, the tour is scheduled to pick back up on Tuesday (September 4), so it remains to be seen whether any more shows will be cancelled. U2 have a busy "eXPERIENCE & iNNOCENCE Tour" schedule running until November.

We recently reviewed U2's Montreal show.