U2 frontman Bono is set to undergo surgery after badly injuring his arm in a cycling accident in NYC's Central Park, the band said in a statement on Sunday, Nov. 16.
The brief statement additionally announced U2 would be rescheduling its weeklong residency on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon due to Bono's unexpected injury.
"It looks like we will have to do our 'Tonight Show' residency another time — we're one man down. Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it," Bono's bandmates, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr., wrote on the group's website.
U2 onstage at the Billboard Music Awards in 2011. (Photo Credit: Getty)
"We're sure he'll make a full recovery soon, so we'll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding," the statement continued.
The late night program announced the band's residency — which was set to start on Monday, Nov. 17 — earlier this month. The group was expected to take part in the show's comedy skits in addition to performing.
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The news of Bono's injury comes just four days after the rear door of the 54-year-old Irish rocker's private jet fell off mid-flight during a trip from Dublin to Berlin.
"He was extremely lucky, the plane could have gone down," a source said of the plane's near crash.
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