U2 joined onstage by Lou Reed’s widow and woman who dialled 911 when Bono crashed his bike

Paul Simon also joined the band at Madison Square Garden show in New York

U2 were joined on stage at their New York show on Thursday (July 30) the woman who called emergency services when Bono injured his arm falling off his bike last year.

The show at Madison Square Garden also saw Paul Simon and Lou Reed’s widow Laurie Anderson join the band. Anderson appeared on stage as they covered Reed’s song ‘Satellite Of Love’.

During the concert, Bono announced that Simon was in the audience. Simon then came on stage to huge cheers as he and U2 performed Simon’s 1972 single ‘Mother And Child Reunion’.

Footage of their performance can be seen below.

Bono then announced that Alyssa, the woman who dialled emergency services after he crashed his bike in New York’s Central Park last December, was in the audience.

He said: “I am here today because, when I crashed my bike here in the city, a beautiful girl made a phone call to 911. She’s from Denver, but she’s here tonight.”

He also introduced the firefighters who helped attend the scene. Bono fractured his elbow, shoulder blade and eye socket on his left side in the accident.

After Bono handed Alyssa his microphone, she drew laughs from the 20,000 crowd as she announced: “I have to clarify, I’m from Washington DC, not Denver.”

Bono invited Anderson from the audience to duet on ‘Satellite Of Love’, as a video of her late husband appeared on the big screen. Watch below.

U2’s North American tour ends tonight (July 31) with their eighth concert at Madison Square Garden. They play the UK in October.

U2 will play:

London O2 Arena (October 25-26, 29-30, November 2-3)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (November 6-7)

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