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    Fri, 23 Jul 2010 14:12:07

    Bono's Back Injury Cost Insurance Firm Millions - It also cost him some pain and suffering, lest we forget

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    • U2 - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (2nd R) as The Edge (2nd L) and Larry Mullen Jr look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
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    Even though U2 topped Forbes' recently released list of top-earning music acts of last year, the band's insurance firm isn't quite so lucky. Insurance broker Robertson Taylor incurred a bill of $17 million in the wake of the back injury Bono sustained during tour rehearsals, according to The Sun. Bono required emergency surgery, and the band had to subsequently table their US summer tour and cancel their first-ever headlining appearance at the Glastonbury festival. Along with Bono's pain and suffering, and the band losing millions in tour revenue, the insurance company also took a hit.

    Bono is currently focusing on his recovery and the band's tour is being rescheduled for 2011.

    Who is your favorite member of U2: Bono or The Edge? Who has a cooler name?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    07.23.10




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