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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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Bono, Elton, Timberlake, Blige Boost Robin Hood Gala Draw


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By Patrick Cole

Elton John, Bono and Grammy-winning singer Mary J. Blige will be featured performers at the Robin Hood Foundation’s 25th anniversary gala next month.
The May 13 event, which raises money for New York’s poverty-fighting organizations, will have actress Jessica Biel and her husband, Justin Timberlake, serving as co-chairmen, according to an invitation mailed to donors and companies this week.

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U2’S BONO JOINS ADVISORY BOARD OF HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF ORGANIZATION

U2 singer Bono has become a member of the Honorary Advisory Board for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. New Jersey’s first lady, Mary Pat Christie, announced on Tuesday that the famed rocker and humanitarian, along with NBC newsman Brian Williams, had joined the nonprofit organization’s board. Celebrities already serving on the charity’s advisory board include Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi.

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Bruce Willis Buys U2’s Bassist’s NYC Apartment! Hello, Hello!


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Here’s a little quizzzzzzzer for you:
What’s $8 million dollars to Bruce Willis? NOTHING!

What’s buying a rock legend’s NYC apartment? EVERYTHING!
LOLz!

It’s true! Bruce just purchased Adam Clayton’s NYC apartment for a cool $8 million — even though the U2 bassist had it listed for $8.695 last October. So, not only did he get a FAB rock and roll pad, he got a discount! Sweet!

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Bono Sings Cabaret At New York’s Carlyle Hotel


U2 lead singer Bono is used to performing in stadiums holding tens of thousands of people. But Sunday night the rockstar jumped onstage to harmonize with singer Jim Caruso and pianist Billy Stritch at the intimate Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City.

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Bono and Ali move to New York to be with their daughters


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By JAMES O’SHEA

Bono and his wife Ali missed their two daughters so much when they moved to America that they have moved to New York to be with them.

Ali told the Evening Herald at the launch of her new project “Secret Art” that “I just couldn’t bear it” when her two girls left, one for Columbia University and the other for NYU.

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U2’s bassist Adam Clayton sells his Manhattan penthouse for $8.6 million

by Amy Andrews


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If you’ve got an extra eight-plus million bucks to spare, you too can live like a rock star! U2 bassist Adam Clayton has put his New York City pad on the market for $8.695 million and address doesn’t get much better – it’s in the gorgeous El Dorado building on Central Park West.

The place has three bedrooms, four baths and every room is renovated to perfection, including the stunning chef’s kitchen. Clayton purchased two apartments in the building where bandmate Bono also used to live and combined them into one gorgeous, sprawling place with a 38 foot entrance gallery and Central Park Views.

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Another Member of U2 Tries to Exit Eldorado

By JOSH BARBANEL

For many years, the twin towers of the Eldorado on Central Park West have been a quiet refuge for the Irish rockers of U2.

Bono, the group’s celebrated frontman, sold his co-op there in 2008 after buying a bigger apartment farther down the street.

Last U2 Rocker Decamps From Eldorado


The living room of Adam Clayton’s co-op at 300 Central Park West.

Now, Bono’s high-school chum and bass player, Adam Clayton, has put his own three-bedroom co-op at the Eldorado on the market for $8.695 million.

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