Bono's bicycle accident in Central Park turns out to be much worse than first reported by his band.

The U2 frontman broke his arm in six places and fractured his eye socket, hand and shoulder blade in a 'high-energy bicycle accident when he attempted to avoid another rider' according to New York's Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

A fracture in his upper arm required six hours of surgery, three metal plates and sixteen screws. Dr Dean Lorich, an orthopedic trauma surgeon, said the extent of Bono’s injuries would require “intensive and progressive therapy' but a full recovery was expected.

Poor Bono! How awful. Anyone who has ever had emergency surgery knows the horror of the experience, and this seems well beyond horrible. Luckily, he doesn't need his arm to play lead guitar.

Cunt or not, we are wishing Bono a speedy recovery! No one deserves this much suffering except, of course, Sting.