U2's Bono might never play guitar again after bike accident

BONO might never be able to play guitar again after a bicycle accident in November.

In his A to Z of 2014, a round-up of his year posted on U2's website, Bono 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."

Bono started out playing guitar for the band, but now plays the instrument for U2 only rarely.

The accident in November left Bono with his "humerus bone sticking through" his jacket, he writes, and means that he now has a titanium elbow. Because he blanked out on impact, he has no idea how the accident happened.

Bono writes that the letter will be his only communication for the first half of 2015, "beyond muttering and singing to myself of course", as he recovers from the accident and prepares for U2's tour. He said that he also cancelled every public appearance as he attempts to get fit for the tour.

The letter also covers the controversial release on iTunes of U2's new album, Songs of Innocence, and updates readers on his family.


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