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A statement from Bono on the Glastonbury website read, "I'm heartbroken. We really wanted to be there to do something really special -- we even wrote a song especially for the festival."
Michael Eavis said, "It was obvious from our telephone conversation that U2 are hugely disappointed. Clearly, they were looking forward to playing the Pyramid Stage as much as we were looking forward to watching them. At this point, we have no comment to make about possible replacements for U2's Friday night slot. Instead, we would simply like to send Bono our very best wishes for a full and speedy recovery."
The superstars have also been forced to postpone their US and Canadian tour after Bono had back surgery and will spend the next two months recuperating.
Speculation has already started as to who might replace the Irish mega group. Asked by Lauren Laverne on her 6 Music show on Tuesday, May 25, if Led Zeppelin would ever reform again for a special event or festival, the band's guitarist Jimmy Page replied enigmatically, "I wouldn't necessarily rule anything out."
A new headliner is expected to be announced in the next few weeks if not sooner.
The Glastonbury Festival will be held June 25 to 27 at Worthy Farm in Somerset. The other headliners are Muse and Stevie Wonder.