Bono’s Bicycle Arm Injury Far More Serious Than First Reported

Bono endured a severe injury. The Irish singer-songwriter did when he was in a bike accident in New York City just this past Sunday. Actually the U2 Front-man had major reconstructive surgery on his arm, getting eighteen screws inserted and three metal plates in his fractured arm. Reportedly he had been involved in a high-speed bicycle crash when he had been rushed to a New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center when he had to go through five hours of surgery to fix his upper arm, according to

Doctor Dean Lorich told the website,

“The bone of his humerus (upper arm) was driven though his skin and the bone was in six different pieces. He was taken emergently (sic) to the operating room for a five-hour surgery Sunday evening where the elbow was washed out and debrided (surgically removed), a nerve trapped in the break was moved and the bone was repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws.”

Bono also endured some other injuries to his his shoulder blade (fractured), the bone around his left eye. a cracked finger on his left hand, which needed surgery.

Lorich says

“Bono will require intensive and progressive therapy, however a full recovery is expected.”

As a result of the accident, U2 was forced to cancel their one-week residency on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

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