In iSteve’s continuing coverage of all things Bono … From the BBC:
U2 tour: Berlin show cancelled due to Bono voice issues
1 September 2018
U2 fans were left disappointed when their Berlin show was cancelled after Bono lost his voice.
The Irish band had played a handful of songs when the singer apologised to the crowd, saying: “I think we can’t go on. It’s not right for you.” …
Some fans said Bono had announced that smoke machines had affected his voice. …
Bono had been singing Red Flag Day when he lost his voice, according to those at the concert.
I thought U2 was going to the wave the Blue Flag of the E.U. as a “transgressive” gesture.
Maybe it was having dinner with E.U. supremo Jean-Claude Juncker before the show and letting J-C pick the wine list that took its toll on Bono?
US actress Ashley Judd was at the concert and said “the crowd so felt for him” as he was “powerless and vulnerable”.
Ashley went on: “Powerless and vulnerable,” that’s just how I felt the first time my agent sent me a screenplay for a family drama about a 19-year-old girl, and I joked about how I had to lose five pounds to play a teenager, and then he said, “No, we’ve got Jennifer Lawrence for the lead, everybody thinks you’d be perfect for her mom.” That’s when I realized “It’s all Trump’s fault,” which I must say was awfully insightful of me considering it was 2010.