Edward Grimes, the Edward half of Jedward, the Irish pop sensation that conquered Britain's 'X-Factor', has suggested U2's lead singer Bono is 'unprofessional' for forcing the band to cancel tour dates in order for him to complete a program of rehabilitation after undergoing emergency back surgery in May.

Grimes was speaking to the British press about his own previously reported on-stage accident, which left him with torn knee ligaments.

He told the tabloid: 'I was crying like a baby in the ambulance, thinking I've got to do a tour in Ireland and promote the album. Jedward is a professional band. We have to go on for our fans. We don't want to be like U2 - we'll carry on even if I have to go on stage on crutches. We should do a hospital scene as part of the tour. That might work.'

Grimes added that he refused pain relief at the hospital for fear of becoming a junkie: 'The doctor wanted to give me morphine but I'm like, 'No, I'm not a druggie.' We don't do bad stuff. I had oxygen, gas and air and it made me feel really weird.'