Injuries caused by the bicycle crash Bono had in Central Park Sunday were not limited to his arm. Doctors at the Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan spent five hours operating on the U2 front man. The bulk of the work invovled the arm, which required three metal plates and 18 screws to repair, but the singer also suffered a fracture of the skull surrounding one eye. Truama surgeon Dean Lorich of the hospital told Rolling Stone that recovery from the arm fracture and the nerve damaged when it became trapped as a result of that break will require, 'intensive and progressive therapy.'
The accident forced U2 to postpone its scheduled residency on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. As predicted (story), Fallon wasn't about to go about his Monday show without delivering a send-up to Bono.