Jimmy Fallon and The Roots filled in for U2 on The Tonight Show Monday following news that the band were forced to postpone their planned week-long residency on the NBC late night program this week after frontman Bono broke his arm bicycling in Central Park on Sunday.
“The show must go,” said Fallon. “It’s just happened yesterday and it’s never happened before to us, so I was thinking, ‘who do we get to come on the show’. And then I realized that we already have the best band in the world – The Roots – are here every single night. And Bono’s wardrobe is here because he was going to wear it tonight but obviously he’s not going to need it now. So I thought ‘let’s have some fun with it.”
Fallon donned Bono’s gear and teamed up with The Roots for a performance of U2’s 1988 hit, “Desire.”
U2 revealed news of Bono’s accident to fans on Sunday.
“It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time - we're one man down,” posted the group. “Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We're sure he'll make a full recovery soon, so we'll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding.”
U2 were set to perform on the NBC late night series this week as they continue to promote their recently-issued album, “Songs Of Innocence.”
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