Did you hear the awful news? Hard to believe it, but one of the biggest stars on the planet, who also happens to be the lead singer of the Bikeist's favorite rock band, managed to get into a bone-breaking bike crash while riding in Central Park. No, it was not Chris Martin! Who said that?! That's the guy we wish had crashed! It was Paul Hewson, aka, Bono, of U2 of course!
As reported in Rolling Stone, here is the statement from Bono's Doc detailing the full extent of his injuries:
Full Statement From Dean Lorich, MD on Bono's Condition:
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