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U2s Bono seeking medical advice over complete loss of voice after halting Berlin concert midway

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Concern has grown for U2 frontman Bono, who lost his voice during the bands latest tour show.

The 58-year-old was performing at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Berlin on Saturday when he felt unable to continue and stopped the concert after four songs.

Footage from the packed-out gig shows U2, also consisting of Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr and The Edge, playing the final chords of Red Flag Day when Bono addresses the audience. The Irish singer says: I think we cant go on. Its not right for you.

Bono is now seeking medical advice over his vocal issues

Bonos bandmates later released a statement via their website, shedding more light on the singers health and assuring fans that he is seeking medical advice.

The apologetic message reads: Were so sorry for tonights cancellation. Bono was in great form and great voice prior to the show and we were all looking forward to the second night in Berlin, but after a few songs, he suffered a complete loss of voice.

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We dont know what has happened and were taking medical advice. As always, we appreciate our audiences understanding and all our fans support in Berlin and those who travelled from afar. We will update you very soon.

Bono stops the show due to voice issues during a U2 concert in Berlin, Germany, September 1, 2018 in this still image taken from a social media video on September 2, 2018. TWITTER/ @EFTM/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
U2 are in the middle of the European leg of their Experience & Innocence tour (Picture: REUTERS)

U2 are currently performing on the European leg of the Experience & Innocence tour and had already played one night at the Berlin arena.

During the ill-fated second show, Bono tried to continue with the next song, Beautiful Day, but finally decided to call it a day.

Clearly defeated, the musician told fans: Im sure this is not a big, big problem – but Im going to have to do something. If people want to go home, thats fine – well play another show for you another time.

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Actress Ashley Judd was also at the concert and tweeted a message of support sympathising with the rocker.

The 50-year-old film star wrote: The power of #bono voice before it surprised him in #Berlin and left him abruptly…he was singing his guts out (per usual). @u2 @U2eiTour The crowd so felt for him as he with surrender was obviously powerless and vulnerable. Hes real and hes human, too, like we all are.

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U2s next show is scheduled for 4 September where they are expected to perform at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany.

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