NBC News is reporting that U2 has cancelled their two shows in Berlin, the kick-off city for a planned European tour, after their lead singer Bono developed vocal problems mid-concert Friday night.
In a statement shared with the press, the band members Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and The Edge, said: “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.”
Also, a video from performance showed the moment when Bono complained about the dense smoke at Mercedes-Benz Arena, before revealing that he has lost his voice.
“I’ve lost my (singing) voice,” said 58-year-old on the video. “I don’t know what to do. ‘Cause I was singing like a bird about 10 minutes ago.”
The arena later tweeted, “Unfortunately, the @U2 show can’t go on.”
No new dates had been shared as at press time.
Meanwhile, see the clip below.
— Mark McCarthy (@mccarthy2066) September 1, 2018