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Bono: U2 Frontman May Never Play Guitar Again After Bike Accident

Fri, January 2, 2015 12:15pm EDT by 1 Comment
Bono Quitting Guitar
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After suffering from injuries following a bike accident months ago, Bono announced that he may never play the guitar ever again — shocking, we know! Find out exactly what Bono said in his heartfelt New Years blog post.

Say it isn’t so! U2 frontman, Bono, badly injured his upper arm in November after falling off his bike. However, we did not realize how bad his injuries were — until now! The guitarist wrote a lengthy blog post for his fans where he revealed he may be hanging up his guitar for good — so sad!

Bono Quitting Guitar After Bike Accident?

“Recovery has been more difficult than I thought…As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again,” he wrote in his blog post, which was constructed on Jan. 1 for his fans. “The band have reminded me that neither they nor Western civilization are depending on this,” Bono commented on the unknown future of his guitar career.

We would really miss watching Bono doing his thing on stage and he admits he would deeply miss it as well. “I personally would very much miss fingering the frets of my green Irish falcon or my (RED) Gretsch,” he continued. “Just for the pleasure, aside from writing tunes. But then does the Edge, or Jimmy Page, or any guitarist you know have a titanium elbow, as I do now? I’m all elbows, I am.”

Bono’s Bike Accident

He was riding his bike in New York City’s Central Park when the accident occurred. In his blog post, he explained that he “blanked out on impact.”

“I have no memory of how I ended up in New York Presbyterian with my humerus bone sticking through my leather jacket,” he said. “Very punk rock as injuries go.”

In his post, Bono explained that he plans to stay out of the spotlight for much of 2015.  “I have cancelled every public appearance and decided this missive is all the communication I can manage for the first half of 2015,” he wrote, “beyond muttering and singing to myself of course.”

We wish him all the best and we pray he will be able to play guitar again someday! HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that Bono may never play the guitar again? Let us know in the comments below!

— Shira Benozilio 

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