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Cancer behind U2 tour cancellation?



U2 is canceling the remaining portion of their world tour -- including stops in Australia -- due to a family member's illness. The band had several shows scheduled around the Asia-Pacific area, some in cities the band hasn't visited in more than a decade. Who's sick? According to a New Zealand website, it's the daughter of guitarist The Edge. An Irish newspaper reported in January that his 7-year-old has leukemia.

U2's promoter provided no details in a statement posted Thursday on the band's website: "Any fan of U2 will realise that this decision has not been taken lightly. We will announce further details as soon as we have them."

More trouble for Hasselhoff

... Meanwhile, poor David Hasselhoff has own problems these days. The former star of 80s TV's Baywatch and Knight Rider faces a charge of domestic violence filed by his wife. Pamela Bach, his wife of 16 years, asked for but was refused a restraining order. The legal fiasco came only hours after Hasselhoff pleaded no contest to drunk driving. Hasselhoff remains a hugely popular singing star in Germany, though his fame in non-Germanic households is largely confined to him running around the beach in a red lifeguard speedo.

(Save it. Cherish it. Gary Coleman and David Hasselhoff. Life is beautiful.)

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:16pm]


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