Sparky Posted November 20, 2014 Share Posted November 20, 2014 :( U2's Bono has five-hour surgery after bike injury, full recovery expected Link Bono is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing surgery in New York. The U2 frontman was involved in a "high energy bicycle accident" on Sunday (November 16) while riding through Central Park. © PA Images / Manu Fernandez/AP After attempting to avoid another rider, he suffered injuries to his eye, his left shoulder and his upper arm. His left humerus bone was shattered in six different places. He was rushed to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Centre, and is now recovering after a five-hour operation. Orthopedic trauma surgeon Dean Lorich MD said in a statement: "[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." © Getty Images He explained that Bono will "require intensive and progressive therapy", but "a full recovery is expected". U2 have yet to announce whether Bono's injury may affect their upcoming tour. Their planned week-long residency on The Tonight Show has already been called off. Bono had recorded segments for Band Aid 30's 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' in London the day before his injury. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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