Bono dismounted in Central Park

U2’s lead singer, Bono, suffered a facial fracture and shoulder and arm injuries after a crash in New York’s Central park.

The U2 front-man was cycling in New York’s Central Park when the accident happened.  He was apparently enjoying a ‘high energy’ bike ride and had to swerve to avoid another cyclist which caused him to be dismounted and hit the ground at speed causing injuries to his face, shoulder and arm.  

At first his injuries were not thought to be serious but on closer inspection it was revealed that he needed reconstructive surgery to repair his facial injuries, a shattered shoulder and a broken arm.  Bono had to undergo a 5-hour operation to repair the fractures and is now in recovery.

His doctor commented that he had suffered a “facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye” and three separate fractures of his left shoulder blade.

“He was taken immediately to the operating room where the elbow was washed out.

“A nerve trapped in the break was moved and the bone was repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws.”


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