It seems Bono may have to hang up his guitar for good in 2015.
On Thursday, Jan 1, the U2 frontman, 54, published a candid blog post to give his fans an update on the injuries he obtained during a November bike accident — and revealed he may never be able to play guitar again.
"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 on U2's website. "The band have reminded me that neither they nor Western civilization are depending on this."
Bono performing with 'U2' in November 2004. (Photo Credit: Getty)
"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."
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Following the Nov. 16, 2014 "high energy" bike crash — which was caused by the avid cyclist when he tried to avoid a collision with another biker in NYC's Central Park — Bono underwent more than five hours of reconstructive surgery to repair his face, arm and shattered shoulder.
To read Bono's full "A to Z of 2014" blog post, click here.
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