U2 singer Bono shattered several bones, including one in his face and another that sent a bone jutting through his skin, and required five hours of surgery after his cycling spill in Central Park on Sunday, doctors revealed.
The 54-year-old front man was zipping through the park when he swerved to avoid another rider and crashed in what doctors described as a “high energy” accident, doctors said.
He was rushed to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center’s Emergency Department, where he underwent multiple X-rays and CAT scans, followed by five hours of surgery, orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Dean Lorich said in a statement.
The singer broke his shoulder in three places and shattered his left humerus, or upper arm, in six places, Lorich said.
The humerus break was also a compound break, which left the bone poking through the skin.
The singer also broke a bone in the orbit of his left eye.
“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,” Lorich said in the statement.