Bono, Clooney Wedding

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Turns out Bono had a far bloodier Sunday than we knew about.

Two days after U2 initially confirmed that the singer had "injured his arm in a cycling spill" over the weekend, one of Bono's doctors painted the full picture for Rolling Stone, revealing that the patient needed five hours of surgery on his smashed-up left arm and then had another operation the following day to repair his left hand.

Additionally, Bono suffered a "left facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye," according to Dr. Dean Lorich, an orthopedic trauma surgeon who worked on the rocker at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and Hospital For Special Surgery.

Bono's injuries included a fractured left shoulder blade in three separate pieces; a compound distal humerus fracture in which his upper arm bone was in six pieces and drove through the skin; and a fracture of his fifth metacarpal.

Per Dr. Lorich, he "was taken emergently to the operating room for a five-hour surgery Sunday evening where the elbow was washed out and debrided, a nerve trapped in the break was moved and the bone was repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws."

"He will require intensive and progressive therapy, however a full recovery is expected," the doctor added.

Well, we would hope so!

U2 was forced to postpone a planned week-long residence on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon after the accident and it certainly seems as though the planning stage of their tour is going to last a lot longer than they previously thought.

The Edge told RS in September that they planned to hit the road in support of their latest album, the distributed-to-every-iTunes-user Songs of Innocence, but it was "too early to describe what [the tour] will be like."

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