Bono Might Not Play Guitar Again Following Bike Accident
U2 vocalist and songwriter Bono has said he might not be able to play guitar again as a result of the injuries he sustained in a biking accident in November, according to a BBC report.
In his review of the past year, titled "Little Book of a Big Year: Bono's A to Z of 2014," on the band's website, Bono mentioned the bike crash in Central Park and how it has affected him.
"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," he said with his sense of humor.
He said the "massive injury" is something he has only himself to blame because he "blanked out on impact" and can't remember how he ended up in New York Presbyterian with his "humerus bone sticking though [his] leather jacket," according to the Independent.
The 54-year-old rock star said the consequences of the crash are "significant enough" that he will have to "concentrate hard to be ready for the U2 tour" physically.
To make this possible, he has cancelled all scheduled appearances before the tour, deciding to make the roundup the only communication he would make for the first half of the year, he said.
Bono also made mention of other aspects of his health, particularly his glaucoma, according to Billboard.
"It certainly surprised the band that I'd gone public, but maybe it is time to be honest about such things. I remember the agony of flashbulb staying permanently in my vision for the rest of the day after I'd been photographed. I had many eye checks over the years but one of the sly things about this 'silent thief' is that you can have 20/20 vision straight ahead for some years even after your peripheral vision goes."
Of the upcoming tour with U2, he said: "U2 is a live band. Live is where we live or die. The songs continue to grow night after night. We have some extraordinary ideas up our sleeve for this tour I've just got to be rebuilt by 14th May."
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