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.