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Bono Is Not Having A Good Week

The U2 frontman was forced to undergo a gruelling five hours of reconstructive surgery to repair facial fractures, a shattered shoulder and a broken arm.
Bono Is Not Having A Good Week

If I were him, when I got home from the hospital, I'd stay indoors for a while:

In the latest episode of "Bono gets stuck in Final Destination loop", the full extent of the injuries he suffered after falling from his bike in New York on Sunday have been disclosed.

The U2 frontman was forced to undergo a gruelling five hours of reconstructive surgery to repair facial fractures, a shattered shoulder and a broken arm.

The 54-year-old singer was rushed to hospital after the “high energy bicycle accident” in Central Park. After numerous X-rays and a CAT scan, he was left needing three metal plates and 18 screws to patch up the damage – the worst of which included a “facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye” and a bone “tearing through his skin”.

Dean Lorich, Bono’s Orthopaedic trauma surgeon, told Rolling Stone magazine: “He 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.”

He returned to the New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center the day afterwards to have his little finger reconstructed by surgeons.

Doctors expect the musician to make a full recovery, but only after intensive therapy.

The accident, which saw the premature termination of the band’s week-long residency on NBC's The Tonight Show, happened a day after Bono had jetted to London to record his line of the Band Aid 30 single, which aims to raise money to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa.

It also happened days after he narrowly avoided a mid-flight disaster when the door fell off the private jet he was travelling in, scattering his and his friends’ luggage somewhere over Germany.


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