Update on Bono’s Injuries

As we previously reported, U2 frontman Bono was seriously injured in a high impact bicycle accident in Central Park in November.

Now, Bono is saying that he is not sure whether he will ever be able to play the guitar again as a result of those injuries ( “my humerus bone sticking through my leather jacket. Very punk rock as injuries go.”):

In a long A to Z summary of his past year on the U2 website Bono lamented how he was not ” been able to move around physically” and that:

“Recovery has been more difficult than I thought… As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again. The band have reminded me that neither they nor Western civilization are depending on this.

I personally would very much miss fingering the frets of my green Irish falcon or my (RED) Gretsch. Just for the pleasure, aside from writing tunes. But then does the Edge, or Jimmy Page, or any guitarist you know have a titanium elbow, as I do now? I’m all elbows, I am.”

Bono's elbow

Bono’s elbow

What was one of Bono’s greatest “injury”?

“I broke my hand, my shoulder, my elbow and my face but the real injury this year was to my Irish pride as it was discovered that under my tracksuit I was wearing yellow and black Lycra cycling shorts. Yes, LYCRA. This is not very rock ‘n’ roll. “

U2 is scheduled to begin touring in May, so Bono is setting his sites on this.

” I will have to concentrate hard to be ready for the U2 tour in fitness terms… as a result I have cancelled every public appearance and decided this missive is all the communication I can manage for the first half of 2015, beyond muttering and singing to myself of course.”

Here’s to a full recovery!

Michele R. Berman, M.D. was Clinical Director of The Pediatric Center, a private practice on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. from 1988-2000, and was named Outstanding Washington Physician by Washingtonian Magazine in 1999. She was a medical internet pioneer having established one of the first medical practice websites in 1997. Dr. Berman also authored a monthly column for Washington Parent Magazine.

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