Watch Jimmy Fallon Cover U2's "Desire" on 'Tonight Show'

Filling in for the injured Bono with The Roots
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As it turns out, Jimmy Fallon could make do without U2 just fine.

After the Irish rock band was forced to postpone its Tonight Show residency following lead singer Bono's cycling injury, the host teamed with The Roots to cover one of their most iconic songs: "Desire."

Donning Bono's trademark military cap and sunglasses, Fallon led The Roots in a rousing cover of the 1988 track from Rattle and Hum.

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U2 was scheduled to have a weeklong residency Nov. 17-21 on Tonight but was forced to pull out after Bono's cycling accident.

“Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We're sure he'll make a full recovery soon, so we'll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding,” the band said in a statement on its website.

Check out Fallon and The Roots' cover, as well as the original, both below.

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