Bono and Lance Chillin in France

A few weeks after undergoing emergency surgery, which put the North American leg of the U2 tour on hold, Bono is recovering in his luxury villa in the French Riviera – with a little help from friends.

After meeting pals for lunch in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat earlier this week (he drove himself), he has also spent time with Lance Armstrong, who is in the country for a bike race.

“Lunch with an old friend,” Lance tweeted on Thursday, posting a photo of himself with the Irish rocker in front of a very scenic backdrop.

Bono, looking quite tired, is holding a wine glass and has his arm around Lance’s pregnant girlfriend, Anna Hansen, while Lance holds their son, Max.

The rock star, who was released from a Munich hospital on May 25, has to spend at least eight weeks doing physical rehabilitation, which put the kibosh on the North American leg of U2’s 360° world tour. The dates will be rescheduled for 2011.

In 2009, U2’s tour grossed just shy of $110 million, making it the year’s most profitable show. hoto by

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