UPDATE ON BONO’s Condition: U2’s Bono broke his arm in six places and fractured his eye socket, hand and shoulder blade in his recent bicycle accident in New York.
The hospital where he was treated – New York’s Cornell Medical Center – has also revealed he underwent two surgical procedures.
The arm fracture involved a five-hour operation on Sunday and was repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws. The following day, he had surgery on his left hand.
Orthopaedic trauma surgeon, Dean Lorich, said the 54-year-old would require intensive and progressive therapy but that a full recovery was expected.
U2 reported on its website that frontman Bono injured his arm when he fell off his bicycle in New York City’s Central Park. As a result, the rockers are postponing a planned residency on NBC’s The Tonight Show to give the singer time to heal. Bono needs surgery to repair the injury to his arm, the website said Sunday. “We’re sure he’ll make a full recovery soon, so we’ll be back,” fellow band members The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen wrote on the site. “Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding.” News of the fall comes only four days after Bono experienced an in-flight scare when the rear hatch fell off the singer’s Learjet en route from Dublin to Berlin.