U2 Frontman Bono Faces Surgery After Cycling Accident

Bono participates at the 2014 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.
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Bono participates at the 2014 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

Bono, lead singer of the band U2, will undergo surgery after he injured his arm in a cycling accident in New York's Central Park, the band said Sunday.

No details of the accident were provided in a brief three-sentence statement issued Sunday night by the band's three other members. "We're sure he'll make a full recovery soon, so we'll be back!" the band said, adding an apology for having to postpone the band's appearances this week on NBC's "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

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The announcement came only four days after Bono, 54 — real name Paul Hewson — and four friends got a scare when the luggage-compartment door fell off his Learjet as they were flying 15,000 feet over Germany. "You know, there may be a few cows or sheep in the German countryside with a very sore head," Bono said Thursday. "We trust that nobody was hurt, because we would have heard by now, and that was actually our first concern, 'cause we were fine."