In November, Bono was in a very bad cycling accident in Central Park, and suffered injuries including but not limited to a humerus bone fracture in his left arm, a fracture affecting the orbit of his eye, and a shattered left elbow. The Edge is now comparing his bandmate’s injuries to the results of a “car crash,” but he says that Bono’s “doing okay.”
“He actually showed us an X-Ray a couple of days later, and it looked like a miniature of the Eiffel Tower was in his elbow,” the Edge says. “And then the same had to happen with a fracture of his pinky; the joint there was totally messed up, so that needed a bone graft. And the most vulnerable was actually his upper back, the scapula, because they couldn’t put any plates in there or they decided not to do surgery.”
Bono has been in Dublin “doing physio to keep the joints active twice a day,” and he “basically can’t move for the next couple of months” in order for him to heal.
“We’re kind of lucky he was wearing a helmet so he didn’t actually break Central Park,” The Edge says. “But he’s made of tough stuff, and he’s bouncing back.”
It’s expected that he’ll be better in time for U2’s 19-date tour next May.
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