U2 Singer Bono Denies Holiday Heart Scare

U2's Bono has been forced to deny reports he was taken to hospital with chest pains while on holiday in the south of France.

The 51-year-old singer did go to the Princess Grace hospital in Monaco but for a routine check-up, his spokeswoman said.

"Despite press stories to the contrary, Bono has not suffered a recent health scare," she said in a statement.

"Reports of his being rushed to hospital for emergency treatment are untrue. Bono is in good health and enjoying a family holiday in the south of France."

The rumours surfaced after the Irish Independent newspaper and several music websites reported that Bono had experienced heart palpitations and pains while on holiday.

He was allegedly checked by a heart specialist and told to rest before being released.

In May last year, U2 were forced to postpone the north American leg of their world tour after Bono injured his back.

They also had to cancel their headline slot at Glastonbury .

Bono had surgery in Munich and the US tour dates were rescheduled while U2 played Glastonbury this summer.