Bono's Injuries Serious, However Full Recovery Expected

 Bono / U2 /

Bono / U2 /

Bono’s was in involved in a “high energy bicycle accident said doctors at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center's. He is has under gone multiple X-rays and CAT scans that resulted in five hours of surgery.

The injuries include  "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 latter injury was particularly damaging, with the bone shattering in six different places and tearing through his skin.

The singer suffered numerous serious injuries, including a According to orthopedic trauma surgeon Dean Lorich, MD, "[Bono] was taken emergently to the operating room...where the elbow was washed out and debrided, a nerve trapped in the break was moved and the bone was repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws." On Monday, Bono underwent a second surgery to repair a fractured left pinky finger.

   New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell's Emergency Department /

New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell's Emergency Department /

On November 16th, Bono was involved in a high energy bicycle accident when he attempted to avoid another rider.  

Presented as a Trauma Alert to New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell's Emergency Department, his Trauma Work-up at that time included multiple X-rays and CAT scans showed injuries that include:

  1. Left facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye.
  2. Left scapula (shoulder blade) fracture in three separate pieces.
  3. Left compound distal humerus fracture where the bone of his humerus was driven though his skin and the bone was in six different pieces. He was taken emergently to the operating room for a five-hour surgery Sunday evening where the elbow was washed out and debrided, a nerve trapped in the break was moved and the bone was repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws.
  4. One day later, he had surgery to his left hand to repair a fracture of his 5th metacarpal.

He will require intensive and progressive therapy, however a full recovery is expected.

Dean Lorich, MD
Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon
New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hospital For Special Surgery

Dr Lorich has reported to Rolling Stone that Bono will require intensive and progressive therapy and he will have a full recovery.

Editors comments, lets not focus on tours and put our energy towards Bono having a full and healthy recovery.