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Surgeon lists Bono’s bike crash injuries, as U2 confirm Films Of Innocence

By | Published on Thursday 20 November 2014


Bono’s surgeon has confirmed that, whilst the U2 man’s bicycle crash last Sunday was more serious than was at first reported, his prognosis for a full recovery is still good.

Though it was known at the time that the singer required surgery for the injuries sustained during the accident, NYC-based trauma surgeon Dean Lorich has since revealed a long list of multiple fractures to Bono’s eye socket, shoulder blade, little finger and, most acute of all, his upper arm; not least the three metal plates and eighteen screws inserted into the singer’s elbow.

Releasing all the details in the form of a statement via Rolling Stone, Lorich added that Bono “will require intensive and progressive therapy, however a full recovery is expected”. All of which makes it pretty understandable that U2 had to cancel their planned ‘Tonight Show’ residency after the incident.

And another U2-related thing. The band are releasing a non-free series of ‘street art’ films, each paired with a track off their ‘priceless digital gift’ of an LP, ‘Songs Of Innocence’.

Graffiti artists Oliver Jeffers, Robin Rhode, D*Face, Mode 2, Chloe Early, Ganzeer, Vhils, Maser, ROA, DALeast and Todd James have all participated on the visual side of ‘Films Of Innocence’, which “celebrates the unique democratic power of urban art takes the political murals of Northern Ireland as a reference point”.

It’s all coming out on 9 Dec, costing £6.99. This is the trailer: