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Bono hospital reveals extent of U2 singer's injuries

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Image caption Bono's accident happened one day after the recording of the Band Aid single in London

U2 frontman Bono broke his arm in six places and fractured his eye socket, hand and shoulder blade in his recent bicycle accident in New York.

The hospital where he was treated - New York's Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center - has also revealed he underwent two surgical procedures.

The arm fracture involved a five-hour operation on Sunday and was repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws.

The following day - Monday - Bono had surgery on his left hand.

Orthopaedic trauma surgeon, Dean Lorich, said the 54-year-old would require intensive and progressive therapy but that a full recovery was expected.

The band revealed on its website on Monday that Bono had "injured his arm in a cycling spill" and would require surgery.

In its statement, the hospital said Bono was involved in "a high-energy bicycle accident when he attempted to avoid another rider".

U2 were due to start a week-long residency on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, which they have had to postpone.

"We're sure he'll make a full recovery soon, so we'll be back!" said his bandmates The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.

Bono flew back to the US after taking part in the Band Aid 30 charity single recording in London on Saturday.

The new version of Do They Know It's Christmas?, which comes 30 years after the original, has been released to raise money for the fight against the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

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