Dublin: 6 °C Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Bono had 'three metal plates and 18 screws' inserted into his elbow following his accident

Turns out his biking accident was more than a “cycling spill”.

MTV Europe Music Awards - Show - Glasgow Source: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

ON SUNDAY NIGHT, U2 released a statement that said Bono had hurt his arm in a “cycling spill”.

Well it seems that that was an understatement of giant proportions.

Rolling Stone has revealed full details of Bono’s accident and the extent of his injuries. The singer was cycling through Central Park on Sunday when he attempted to avoid a fellow cyclist and was subsequently involved in a “high energy bicycle accident”.

He was rushed to the hospital where he underwent a number of X-rays and CAT scans, as well as five hours of surgery.

Orthopaedic trauma surgeon Dean Lorich, MD, outlined Bono’s injuries in a statement.

injuries Source: Rolling Stone

Three metal plates and 18 screws. Ah yeah, standard enough for a cycling spill.

Lorich noted that Bono will require “intensive and progressive therapy”, but said that he anticipates a full recovery.

Get well soon, big guy.

You have to watch Jimmy Fallon and The Roots’ awesome cover of U2′s Desire >

U2 aren’t done with iTunes quite yet… they’ve just announced a new film project >

About the author:

Amy O'Connor

Read next: