November 20, 2014

Three days after news that U2 frontman Bono was in a bicycling accident… new details have emerged indicating that his injuries are more serious than first reported.

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The injuries occurred when Bono was biking through Grand Central Park in New York City on Sunday. Doctors said he got into a “high energy” accident while trying to avoid another rider.

The singer was rushed to New York-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center’s ER, where he had multiple X-rays and CAT scans, then five hours of surgery.

His injuries included what doctors described as a “facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye,” three separate fractures of his left shoulder blade and a fracture of his left humerus bone in his upper arm. The arm bone shattered in six places, tore through the skin and required three metal plates and 18 screws to set it in surgery.

U2 was forced to postpone its planned weeklong residency on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

The band took to their website to explain, “It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time — we’re one man down. 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.”