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Bono suffers multiple fractures in New York bicycle accident

entertainment Updated: Nov 20, 2014 17:36 IST
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An injury to U2 singer

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after what was described by the group as a 'cycling spill' left him with multiple fractures that required him to undergo two surgeries, a doctor said on Wednesday.

Bono was in a 'high-energy bicycle accident' when he was trying to avoid another cyclist on Sunday, orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Dean Lorich said in a statement from New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hospital for Special Surgery.

Bono arrived at the Manhattan hospital and underwent multiple X-rays and tests that showed he had a facial fracture involving his left eye socket, his left shoulder blade fractured in three places and a left elbow fracture that went through the skin and left the bone in six pieces.

Lorich said Bono underwent a five-hour surgery that included washing his elbow out, moving a trapped nerve and inserting three plates and 18 screws on Sunday night. Bono had another surgery to repair a fracture to his left little finger on Monday.

Lorich said Bono will need therapy but a full recovery is expected.

On Sunday, U2 guitarist The Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen posted that "Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park." They said the band would have to reschedule its planned weeklong appearance on NBC's Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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