It’s a Good Thing Bono Was Wearing a Helmet. Otherwise He Could Have REALLY Hurt Himself

The Edge gave this update to Rolling Stone on how his singer is doing following that bad bike accident in Central Park last month.

“He’s doing OK,” guitarist-bandmate the Edge told KROQ, according to, though he compared the singer’s physical condition to the results of a “car crash.”

In addition to a humerus bone fracture in his left arm and another fracture affecting the orbit of his eye, Bono also suffered a shattered left elbow and other injuries. “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 said. “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 “doing physio to keep the joints active twice a day” in Dublin, and he “basically can’t move for the next couple of months” in order to heal.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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