Bono has said that he may never play guitar again, following a bike accident that took place in New York, last November. The star made the revelation in a post shared on the U2’s official website.
“For the last few weeks I haven’t been able to move around physically so I have more than made up for it by leaving my mind to wanderlust, untethered except electronically,” the 54 years old musician claimed. Bono is currently undergoing rehabilitation treatment after the medical intervention he underwent. The musician claimed that his on-going rehabilitation has actually given him the opportunity “to look back and review the year in a way I’ve never had time to do before.”
Bono went on to claim that due to his accident, he has to work really hard to be ready for the tour that U2 is set to have. The musician claimed that his “freak accident” made him “have to concentrate hard to be ready for the U2 tour in fitness terms.” “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,” Bono wrote.
He went on to make the sad revelation that his recovery has been very difficult, more difficult than what he imagined. Moreover, Bono claimed that 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.”
In the message he shared, Bono also paid tribute to his bandmates Adam Clayton and Edge, claiming that they are his dearest friends. The musician talked about his vision problems, too, but the topics that Bono covered in his long post are very varied. He also talked about the band, claiming that U2 is a live band and showing how proud he is of what his band turned out to be.
Hopefully, Bono will make a full recovery soon and fans will once again be able to see him on the stage, playing his guitar.