Ahead of their long awaited bow on the festival’s Pyramid Stage tonight (June 24th), U2 frontman Bono has revealed his frustration at having to pull out of their planned appearance at Glastonbury last year, calling the enforced move ‘really sad’.
Bono sustained the back injury which caused the postponement of the gig during band rehearsals and, on the eve of their show this year, a video has been released on U2′s official website featuring their frontman giving his thoughts on the cancellation shortly after an operation.
“This is not very rock and roll. This is a different kind of rehab,” he explains. “They’ve explained to me that apparently I’m not indestructible. The drugs by the way are very good.”
“U2′s never played Glastonbury – I was really looking forward to it. I actually cannot believe this has happened. Really sad, disappointed, pissed off about that – this is, actually, Spinal Tap.”
U2 will be followed on the Pyramid Stage tomorrow night by Coldplay, with popstar Beyonce bringing proceedings to a close on Sunday evening.