Bono Forced To End Concert After Losing His Voice

September 4, 2018

U2 has been gracing stages and stadiums for over forty years, and in that time every now and then something can go awry. During their show in Berlin on September 1st, Bono was hit with a little bad luck after he suddenly lost his voice after singing "Red Flag Day."

"This is like being in a giant cigar," Bono says to the crowd. "I’ve lost my voice and I don’t know what to do. I was singing like a bird about 10 minutes ago. I don’t know what to do. I’m sure it will pass."

Then after entering "Beautiful Day," Bono struggled to keep his singing voice going.

After apologizing to the audience he says he and the band will take a ten-minute break. Unfortunately, they did not return to the stage. In a statement posted on their website, "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. We don't know what has happened and we're taking medical advice. As always, we appreciate our audience's understanding and all our fans' support in Berlin and those who traveled from afar. We will update you very soon.”