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- Posted on Jun 24th 2011 9:00AM by Chris Mugan
Bono injured himself during rehearsals for his band's 360 Tour and underwent surgery last May, causing U2 to postpone American dates into June and cancel their headlining appearance at Glastonbury.
Ahead of the group's debut performance at the Somerset festival tonight, Bono is shown convalescing in bed at the University Hospital, Munich, Germany, saying how disappointed he was to miss Glasto 2010.
In the clip posted on the group's Web site, Bono says, "This is not very rock 'n' roll -- this is a very different kind of rehab ... [They've] explained to me I'm not indestructible. The drugs, by the way, are very good."
Over footage of the group rehearsing, the frontman adds: "U2 have never played Glastonbury; I was really looking forward to that. I actually can not believe this is happening. I'm really sad, disappointed, pissed off about that."
Bono signs off by thanking Ali, most likely a reference to his wife, Ali Hewson, who may well be holding the camera.