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 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!

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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