There were many moments in U2's long history where medical conditions or sudden accidents raised concerns whether the band could continue to exist in its formation. Some conditions or accidents were minor, others major and potentially destructive for the band. In this timeline we look back on all health problems and accidents of U2's band members, and their impact on the band's career and existence.
"As far as we're concerned, the Eighties were just a rehearsal. I mean that."
- Bono at the start of the Zoo TV tour.
did you know
The cover art for No Line on the Horizon is a photograph of Lake Constance, taken by Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto; titled Boden Sea, it is one of 200 pictures in his Seascapes collection. The image was the inspiration for Bono's lyrics on the track "No Line on the Horizon".