U2’s singer Bono has been in the wars over the past few weeks, first he had to fend off an avalanche of abuse over U2’s free album giveaway on iTunes, now the band might have to delay their upcoming world tour, due to his bike catastrophe.
Sources close to Bono have claimed that it’ll take the frontman at least three months to recover from his bicycle accident.
The Irish rockers were due to play a week-long residency on Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’, to promote their record Songs Of Innocence.
U2 were forced to cancel their appearance on the late night chat show because Bono fell off his bike. While the frontman was cycling around New York’s Central Park, he lost control of his bicycle trying to avoid another cyclist and came crashing down on his arm.
Bono underwent five hours of surgery following his bicycle calamity. Rolling Stone reports that Bono suffered several serious injuries from the incident, including a “facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye”.
“[Bono] was taken emergently to the operating room…where the elbow was washed out and debrided, a nerve trapped in the break was moved and the bone was repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws,” revealed orthopedic trauma surgeon Dean Lorich MD.
Bono underwent “multiple X-rays and CAT scans” following the surgery and will require “intensive and progressive therapy”.
A source told the Sunday Independent: “The injuries will take at least three months to recover. Bono plays guitar a lot, and his arm and shoulder will need extensive physiotherapy if he is going to be ready for the tour. It all depends now on how quickly he can recover.”