Forget Madonna at the BRITs – The Edge has just cinched the most cringeworthy stage moment by toppling off mid-guitar strum on the opening night of U2 Innocence + Experience tour in Vancouver.
Living up to his name, the guitarist slipped on the edge of the stage and came crashing down in front almost 20,000 fans, and managed to fall several feet before he landed on the ground, instrument still in hand.
Fans were concerned whether or not the 53-year-old was OK – but he took to social media to reassure everyone he was not badly injured from the embarrassing tumble.
The hat-wearing guitarist posted a picture of his scuffed arm, along with what looks like a glass of champagne, to the official U2 Instagram account saying, “didn’t see the edge, I’m OK!!”
Despite the awkward – and no doubt, painful – moment for the musician, the show was a resounding success for the rest of the band.
Ireland’s most famous band will play another concert in Vancouver tonight – and will shake up the second half of the setlist – before hitting LA, Chicago, Boston, New York and more.
They will then move to Europe. Irish dates have yet to be confirmed but are expected to take place around Christmas.
Preparations for the tour were affected by another fall, when frontman Bono fell off a bike in Central Park, New York in November. After recovering from serious injuries to his arm and face, Bono recently said he may never play guitar again.
We think some extra security needs to be put in place for the U2 guys, or they’ll soon all be out of business!