Bono Says His Chances of Playing Guitar After Bike Accident Are 'Not Looking Good'

by Sophie Schillaci 1:55 PM PDT, September 03, 2015
Playing Bono Says His Chances of Playing Guitar After Bike Accident Are 'Not Looking Good'

Say it isn't so, Bono!

The 55-year-old U2 frontman admits in the new issue of Q Magazine that he's still uncertain regarding whether he'll ever be able to play guitar again after a horrific bike accident.

"It's not looking good," he said in the mag's September issue, according to The Daily Mail. "I'm embarrassed talking about it. It's just a bummer if you like playing guitar."

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Bono suffered fractures to his left eye socket, shoulder blade and left elbow after a bicycle accident in Central Park in November of last year. At the time, Bono told fans "it is not clear that I will ever play again. The band have reminded me that neither they nor Western civilization are depending on this."

In April, the rocker told The New York Times that, "It feels like I have somebody else's hand. I can't bend these [fingers], and this is like rigor mortis. But they say that nerves heal about a millimeter a week, so in about 13 months I should know if it's coming back."

According to Q, two of Bono's fingers remain numb and won't extend today.

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Bono has kept a sense of humor about the situation, spoofing himself in a sketch with Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show in May.

In the two-minute pre-taped segment, Bono takes his first bike ride since the accident on the streets of New York City. Everything's going well until he veers off into the street and is suddenly hit by a large van mid-sentence.

Fans of the band can still see Bono perform, as U2's Innocence + Experience tour continues to roll through Europe this fall. But for their World AIDS Day performance in December, a few of Bono's famous friends stepped in to lend their voices to his biggest hits. See the performances in the video below.