Bono is worried. He is a well known Irish singer and best known as the frontman of the Dublin-based rock band U2 and he is because since he had his bike accident he ma never be able to play guitar again. It was in November when he had a nasty fall and now he is feeling that this may be therefore possible. Just following the incident he had been he was admitted to the hospital undergoing surgery to his upper arm.
Writing a blog on his band U2′s website, Bono revealed he couldn’t blame anyone for his ‘massive injury’ but himself.
The 50-year-old rocker said:
“I blanked out on impact and have no memory of how I ended up in New York Presbyterian with my humerus bone sticking through my leather jacket. Very punk rock as injuries go.
“I broke my hand, my shoulder, my elbow and my face but the real injury this year was to my Irish pride as it was discovered that under my tracksuit I was wearing yellow and black Lycra cycling shorts. Yes, LYCRA. This is not very rock ‘n’ roll.”
The star has spoken out on a New Year blog,
It’s said the bone of his humerus was driven though his skin and had snapped into six different pieces.
He underwent five-hour surgery 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.
He also suffered a host of other injuries including a fracture to his left eye, a fractured shoulder blade, and a cracked little finger on his left hand.
Speaking about the accident, Bono continued:
“The recovery has been more difficult than I thought… As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again.
“The band have reminded me that neither they nor Western civilization are depending on this.”
At this time he is working hard to recover and all his plans are canceled.
“I personally would very much miss fingering the frets of my green Irish falcon or my (RED) Gretsch. Just for the pleasure, aside from writing tunes. But then does the Edge, or Jimmy Page, or any guitarist you know have a titanium elbow, as I do now? I’m all elbows, I am.”
The Irish rocker explained to fans he was working hard on making a comeback but has had to make a few sacrifices on the road to recovery.
As part of this he’s canceled every public appearance and work event for the first half of this year, to help him concentrate on getting better.
“I will have to concentrate hard to be ready for the U2 tour in fitness terms… as a result I have cancelled every public appearance and decided this missive is all the communication I can manage for the first half of 2015, beyond muttering and singing to myself of course.”