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Chris Martin and Bruce Springsteen stood in for Bono and performed with U2 last night

And it was pretty special.

LAST NIGHT, THE World AIDS Day (RED) Concert took place in Times Square in New York City. U2 were scheduled to perform at it, but Bono had to drop out following his little cycling spill (read: actually quite serious accident) earlier this month.

So, who did the band enlist to replace Bono?

Oh, just Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin.

Hang on, what?!

Yes, Chris Martin temporarily assumed the role of U2 frontman and performed both Beautiful Day and With Or Without You.

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Following Martin’s performance, Bruce Springsteen walked out on stage and performed Where The Streets Have No Name and Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.

Source: Juan Carpegna/YouTube

And let’s just say it was pretty special.

Other performers on the night included country singer Carrie Underwood and Kanye West, who performed an eight-minute medley of his songs.

Bono had ‘three metal plates and 18 screws’ inserted into his elbow following his accident > 

Here’s that gorgeous U2 performance from last night’s Late Late Show > 

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