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Bono Sprains Shoulder, But U2 Tour Goes On

The Chicago Tribune
(Washington, DC) -- Bono, lead singer of the rock group U2, was recovering Monday after he slipped on a wet stage and sprained his left shoulder during a concert in Washington.

Bono was treated at Washington Hospital Center and released Sunday night. Bono, wearing a sling on his left arm, and the Irish band traveled to Boston on Monday for a concert at Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.

U2 press spokesman Paul Wasserman said the singer was to see a specialist in Boston late Monday.

"One assumes he won't be able to play the guitar but will be able to continue the tour," said Wasserman. "Right now he's in pain, but he's all right."

The group is scheduled to play in the Chicago area next month.

The accident occurred about halfway through an open-air concert at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium here Sunday night before 45,000 fans.

Rain fell during most of the concert.

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