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U2 frontman Bono undergoes five hours of surgery after cycling accident in New York – Telegraph

Surgeons say the U2’s Bono sustained injuries including broken arm and fractured eye socket

U2 frontman Bono has undergone five hours of surgery after breaking his arm in six places and suffering a broken eye socket falling off his bike in New York.

The band released a statement three days ago saying Bono needed surgery after a “cycling spill” in Central Park, and they were cancelling a planned week-long residency on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

According to details obtained by Rolling Stone, Bono’s injuries as a result of what doctors called a “high-energy bicycle accident” were much more severe than the band let on.

Dr Dean Lorich, an orthopaedic trauma surgeon, told the magazine that on Sunday the singer was rushed to the emergency department of the New York Presbyterian hospital where he underwent multiple x-rays and CT scans.

These showed that Bono had suffered numerous serious injuries, including a “facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye” and three separate fractures of his left shoulder blade. The fracture of  left humerus bone in his upper arm was said to be particularly serious, as it broke in six places and pierced the skin, requiring five hours of surgery.

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Cops were reportedly called to a ranch in La Quinta, California where U2 star Bono staged a surprise performance during the Coachella music festival on Saturday (13Apr13) due to overcrowding. Organisers of the Rolling Stone/Patron bash failed to receive appropriate permits for the gig, forcing police to regulate attendance levels and evacuate a number of guests, according to the New York Post.

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Fray guitarist Joe King receives encouragement from U2 for new single ‘Need a Woman by Friday’


(John Carucci/ Associated Press )

Fray guitarist Joe King recently found out how supportive U2 can be when he sent his new single to the band.

After listening to “Need a Woman by Friday,” King said Bono told him in an email: “I need a song like this every Friday.”

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TIME 100: Apple’s Jony Ive Is An ‘Artist,’ Bono Sings Praises

by Anthony Wing Kosner


This year’s Time 100 list is now public and Apple’s Jony Ive can add “Artist” to his list of accolades. Time places its “100 most influential people in the world,” in one of five categories: artists, leaders, pioneers, titans and icons. These buckets are sometimes an awkward fit, so before we slap a jaunty beret atop Ive’s head (as I have above) it’s worth asking the two most obvious questions: is he indeed an artist and, if so, is that a good thing?

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Time Names Apple’s Jony Ive Among Most Influential Artists

Time magazine has released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Apple’s designer-in-chief, Jony Ive, was named one of the most influential artists. U2’s Bono, who counted the late Steve Jobs as a friend, did the write up on Sir Jony for the magazine.

Writeup by Bono


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Bono’s description of Sir Jony

Jony Ive is himself classic Apple. Brushed steel, polished glass hardware, complicated software honed to simplicity. His genius is not just his ability to see what others cannot but also how he applies it.

To watch him with his workmates in the holy of holies, Apple’s design lab, or on a night out is to observe a very rare esprit de corps. They love their boss, and he loves them. What the competitors don’t seem to understand is you cannot get people this smart to work this hard just for money.

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