U2's Bono unsure if he will be able to play guitar again after injury
U2 singer Bono has admitted his doubts about whether he will be able to play guitar again following a freak injury.
The Irishman suffered a fractured face, shoulder blade and broken elbow after falling over his bicycle handlebars in New York's Central Park in November.
Writing in a lengthy reflection on 2014 posted on the U2 website on January 1, Bono said that rehabilitation from the accident has been slow.
He said: "I broke my hand, my shoulder, my elbow and my face but the real injury this year was to my Irish pride as it was discovered that under my tracksuit I was wearing yellow and black Lycra cycling shorts. Yes, Lycra. This is not very rock 'n' roll.
"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 civilisation are depending on this."
Bono added: "The consequences of this freak accident are significant enough that I will have to concentrate hard to be ready for the U2 tour in fitness terms…as a result I have cancelled every public appearance and decided this missive is all the communication I can manage for the first half of 2015, beyond muttering and singing to myself of course."
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