Bono U2's frontman quits playing guitar after 4 decades

The Irish rockstar suffered serious injuries after a bike accident in New York City's Central Park November last year

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Bono to give up playing guitar after suffering injuries in a bike accident in November 2014

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U2's frontman Bono reveals he won't play guitar again!

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Popular singer Bono will not be playing guitar for the rest of his career! The U2 lead singer announced in an emotional blog post on January 1, that he might never be able to play the guitar again after suffering injuries from a bike accident back in November.

He wrote: 'Recovery has been more difficult than I thought...As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again. The band have reminded me that neither they nor Western civilization are depending on this.'

He continued: 'I personally would very much miss fingering the frets of my green Irish falcon or my (RED) Gretsch... Just for the pleasure, aside from writing tunes. But then does the Edge, or Jimmy Page, or any guitarist you know have a titanium elbow, as I do now? I'm all elbows, I am.'

The Irish rockstar was injured while riding his bike in New York City's Central Park last year. He and the rest of U2 were scheduled to play a weeklong residency at The Tonight Show at the time, but they canceled to let Bono recover.

Recalling the accident in his blog post on Jan. 1, the 54-year-old said he "blanked out on impact" and is still a little fuzzy on the details. "[I] have no memory of how I ended up in New York Presbyterian with my humerus bone sticking through my leather jacket," he admitted. "Very punk rock as injuries go."

According to Us Magazine, Bono's planning to remain out of the spotlight for some time to come. The star confirmed in his blog post that: 'As a result I have cancelled every public appearance and decided this missive is all the communication I can manage for the first half of 2015, beyond muttering and singing to myself of course.'

Too bad!

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