Bono Still Can't Play Guitar Five Months After Cycling Accident

'I can't bend these [fingers], and this is like rigor mortis,' Bono tells The New York Times, adding his band mates 'don't seem to mind.'

AceShowbiz - More than five months after suffering injury due to cycling accident, %cBono% still cannot play guitar. He said in an interview with The New York Times, though he has returned performing on stage, he is still unable to bend two of his fingers after the unfortunate.

"It feels like I have somebody else's hand. I can't bend these [fingers], and this is like rigor mortis," the Irish rocker told the paper. "But they say that nerves heal about a millimeter a week, so in about 13 months I should know if it's coming back." Bono continued revealing, "It's all numb here, and this is titanium. The shoulder's better, the face is better. But this is the hard bit because I can't play guitar. They [the band] don't seem to mind."

Back in November last year, %cU2% was forced to postpone their residency on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" after frontman Bono had a cycling accident in New York. Fellow band members %cAdam Clayton%, %cThe Edge%, and %cLarry Mullen Jr.% announced the unfortunate news in a post shared on their website, stating they believed Bono would make a "full recovery soon."

Later that month, it was revealed that Bono needed intensive therapy for the multiple fractures on his arm and face as a result of the biking accident. Then, earlier this year, Bono himself publicly shared his worry that he might not be able to play guitar again, stating in a lengthy message, "Recovery has been more difficult than I thought... As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again."

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