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Bono Says He's Been Rebuilt by 'German Engineering'

2010 Atlantic Council Awards Dinner
U2 frontman Bono speaks after being awarded the Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership Award during the 2010 Atlantic Council awards dinner at the Ritz Carlton Hotel on April 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)more pics »Bono (Getty Images)Achtung, baby. Bono says the Germans have rebuilt him.

The U2 frontman -- who underwent back surgery in Germany following an accident while preparing for a world tour -- admits he is on the mend thanks to the help of doctors in the country.

He said: “I’m ready, rebuilt by German engineering. Better design, I’m told. I’m very well. I can sit. I can stand. I can move about a bit. Feeling strong, feeling confident, you know what I’m saying?”

The 50-year-old singer had to pull out of the North American leg of his band’s tour and a planned appearance at Glastonbury festival due to the spinal injury, and he apologised for causing disruption to people in the wake of the cancellations.

In a video posted on U2’s website, Bono added: "I actually wanted to apologise for the trouble that this injury has put you all through and those of you that bought tickets and organized hotels and travel plans, it's a very big deal…we don't take you for granted. It was not a lot of fun for me, the injury was quite serious."

Although he had to pull out of the legendary Glastonbury appearance, his bandmate The Edge did make a guest appearance with British rockers Muse.

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