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Bono: I May Never Play Guitar Again

Bono: I May Never Play Guitar Again


Bono recently suffered a pretty horrific bicycle accident in New York City last month, and now the U2 star fears he may never be able to play guitar again.

The Irish rocker fell off his bike in Central Park and suffered multiple fractures and breaks to his left arm, elbow, finger and an eye socket, which led to him undergoing an operation to insert three metal plates and 18 screws into his arm.

Bono opened up about his fears of longterm damage in a letter to his fans, which was posted on the band’s website, revealing he is still taking a lot of medication and struggling to move around.

He writes, “Recovery has been more difficult than I thought… As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again. The band have reminded me that neither they nor Western civilization are depending on this. I personally would very much miss fingering the frets of my green Irish falcon or my (RED) Gretsch. Just for the pleasure, aside from writing tunes. But then does the Edge, or Jimmy Page, or any guitarist you know have a titanium elbow, as I do now? I’m all elbows, I am.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bono!

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