Six fractures, 18 screws, three plates and five hours of surgery - Bono's litany of injuries

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Bono's cycling accident was more serious than previously thought, with the singer having to endure five hours of surgery for his injuries.

by Aoife Kelly, Irish Independent

U2's frontman was involved in a bike accident in Central Park, New York on Sunday and new details have emerged on the extent of his injuries.

According to Rolling Stone Bono crashed when he attempted to avoid another cyclist and was involved in a "high energy bicycle accident".

He was rushed to New York Presbyterian/Well Cornell Medical Center where he underwent five hours of surgery.

The magazine list his injuries as including a "facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye", three fractures of his left shoulder blade, a fracture of his little finger, and a fracture of his left humerus with the "bone shattering in six different places and tearing through his skin".

Speaking to Rolling Stone, orthopedic trauma surgeon Dean Lorich, MD, said that a "nerve trapped in the break was moved and the bone repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws".

Singer undergoes 18 screws and five hours of surgery to repair multiple fractures to eye, shoulder and finger

Three days after U2 revealed that lead singer Bono injured his arm in a "cycling spill" requiring surgery, the grim details of the singer's accident and prognosis have been disclosed to Rolling Stone.

Bono's accident meant that the band had to postpone their week-long residency on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The band posted a message on their website starting "we're sure he'll make a full recovery soon, so we'll be back!".

It is not known whether or not Bono's recovery will delay the band's upcoming tour.

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