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Chris Martin & Bruce Springsteen Join U2 At World AIDS Day For Injured Bono

Tue, December 2, 2014 9:05am EDT by Lauren Cox 1 Comment

What happens when the lead singer of one of the most well-known bands is too injured to perform? If it’s U2’s Bono, he asks his pals Chris Martin and Bruce Springsteen to take his place. Click inside to WATCH!

On Dec. 1, Chris Martin and Bruce Springsteen took the stage in Times Square to perform for World Aids Day 2014. However, both singers were acting as the frontman of U2 due to the fact that Bono, who was recently injured in a bike accident, was still not performance ready.

Chris Martin & Bruce Springsteen Step In For Bono At World AIDS Day

Sadly, Bono is still not ready to take the stage again after undergoing surgery from a bike accident in mid-November in NYC.

Thankfully, he’s got some very talented friends that are always willing to lend him a helping hand. Like Chris from Coldplay, and Bruce Springsteen!

That’s who U2 performed with on Monday night, Dec. 1. Chris took the stage with the band for “With Or Without You,” and Bruce joined the band later for two songs: “Where The Streets Have No Name” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”

Since Bono was not with them, the band called themselves “U2 Minus 1” for the evening, and Chris donned a t-shirt that read “SUBSTITU2.” Clever, guys!

Bono Still Passionate About World AIDS Day

Despite the fact he could not be in attendance, Bono still released a passionate statement about how important it is to celebrate World AIDS Day and shed even more light on the killer disease.

“This year is a World AIDS Day like no other. The world reached a tipping point in the fight against AIDS — more people were newly added to life-saving treatment than were newly infected with the virus. A lot of people are calling it the beginning of the end of AIDS,” the singer said in a statement, reports Rolling Stone.

Hopefully Bono knows that his presence was sorely missed at the World AIDS Day concert.

What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers — Did Chris and Bruce perform well with U2? Did they do him and the band justice? Comment below with your thoughts!

— Lauren Cox

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