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Bono 'Cycling Accident' Was Worse Than Previously Thought; U2 Singer Had Five-Hour Surgery



Bono is having a rough November. A week after a door on his private jet blew off, he got into a cycling accident that forced U2 to cancel their planned Tonight Show residency. Now, Bono's injuries from that crash appear to have been more severe than initially thought. From the New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Cetner (via CNN): The singer had a "high-energy bicycle accident" when he tried to avoid another rider Sunday at Central Park.

The hospital released more details on Wednesday night.

Bono underwent hours of multiple surgeries after the accident, it said.

He broke his arm in six spots, fractured his eye socket and also his shoulder blade -- the latter in three places, according to Dr. Dean Lorich, a trauma surgeon at the hospital.

Doctors operated on him for five hours Sunday, which included repairing his bone with three metal plates and 18 screws, Lorich said in a statement.

A day later, he had surgery on his left hand to repair a fracture.

"He will require intensive and progressive therapy. However, a full recovery is expected," the doctor said.

U2 released the following statement on their website when the crash initially happened:

"It looks like we will have to do our 'Tonight Show' residency another time — we're one man down," the statement read. "Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We're sure he'll make a full recovery soon, so we'll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding."

A few days before, a door to his private jet blew off mid-flight while traveling to Berlin to join his bandmates at the Bambi Awards, the German equivalent of the Emmys. The singer and other passengers lost luggage, though thankfully no one was hurt.

Bono's recent cycling accident meant Jimmy Fallon and his house band could do their best U2 impression, and they killed it Monday night with "Desire."

"As I mentioned before, U2 is not here this week," Fallon told his audience. "Bono hurt his arm in a cycling accident yesterday. He's doing fine. He's in the hospital recovering and we wish him all the best. But the show must go on."

Fallon did a full-on Bono, with glasses to boot.

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