Bono undergoes five hours of surgery and ‘intensive therapy’ following bike accident

U2 frontman treated with metal plates following serious injuries

U2 frontman Bono has had to undergo five hours of surgery after his “cycling spill” earlier this week.

The band were due to perform a live residency on ‘The Tonight Show’ this week but, in a statement released via their official website, the band had confirmed this will happen “another time” while Bono recovers from his accident at New York’s Central Park.

Now, Rolling Stone report that Bono suffered several serious injuries from the incident, including a “facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye”.

“[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,” revealed orthopedic trauma surgeon Dean Lorich, MD.

Bono underwent “multiple X-rays and CAT scans” following the surgery and will require “intensive and progressive therapy”. However, Lorich reveals that a “full recovery is expected”.

Bono’s bike accident follows an incident last week when the rear door of his private jet fell off midway though a flight from Dublin to Berlin.

As reported, the U2 frontman was on board his £50 million Learjet 60 D-CGEO with four friends heading to the Bambi International Music awards when the incident took place on November 12.

U2 and Apple ‘gifted’ 500 million iTunes users with their new album in September. Following complaints over the unconventional release, Apple released a tool to allow its customers to remove ‘Songs Of Innocence’ from their devices with just one click.