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U2 Concert at the Linc postponed until 2011

The good news for U2 fans is that Bono has been released from the hospital after undergoing emergency back surgery in Germany on Friday. The bad news is that the Irish band's mouth piece will need eight weeks to recover from his Munich operation, so the band's U2 360 North American Tour, the biggest full size stadium tour on the books for the summer, will be postponed till next year. That includes the July 12 date at Lincoln Financial Field, the band's first scheduled Philadelphia show since the release of No Line On The Horizon last year. The surgeon who operated on Bono at Ludwig Maximillians-University Hospital, identified in a LiveNation press release only as "Professor Tonn" said that the singer, who turned 50 this month, had been suffering from "severe pain with partial paralysis in the lower leg." After successful surgery, the grimacing guy on the left now has "complete recovery of his motor deficit," but needs to undergo a two-month minimum recovery plan. No word yet of an exact date when the Linc show will be rescheduled.

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