U2 leader Bono fractures elbow riding bicycle.
After vigorously riding around on his bicycle last November in New York, the U2 singer suffered from a dangerous crash resulting in multiple injuries. He suffered from numerous shoulder injuries, a fractured eye socket and a severe fracture to his left elbow.
The high-energy accident resulted in Bono being rushed to the emergency room, followed by surgery. Before entering surgery, he had multiple X-rays and CAT scans taken of his injuries, one of which he shared with his blog followers.
On a blog post he titled, “Little Book of a Big Year, Bono’s A to Z of 2014”, Bono posted the picture labeled as “X is for X-ray, Here’s my titanium elbow for a laugh”
NY Daily News reported that his orthopedic trauma surgeon, reported that, “He was taken emergently to the operating room for a five-hour surgery Sunday evening where the elbow was washed out and debrided, a nerve trapped in the break was moved and the bone was repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws”.
Bono posted the X-ray of his shattered elbow on his blog, saying: ‘The recovery has been more difficult than I thought. As I write this it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again.’ He has played many times since, however.
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Elbo X-ray of U2's Bono.
X-ray of Bono's elbow after surgery. The U2 site posted, "Here's my titanium elbow for a laugh". source
Bono on bike riding with Jimmy Fallon humourously recreates the accident for The Tonight Show. source
Bono humourously recreates the accident for The Tonight Show.