LONDON -- Bono says he may never play guitar again due to injuries suffered in a New York City cycling accident.
The U2 singer suffered multiple injuries, including fractures to his left eye socket, shoulder blade and left elbow, when he crashed his bike in Central Park in November. He required hours of surgery after what doctors called a "high-energy bicycle accident."
Writing on the band's website Thursday, Bono said that "recovery has been. As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again."
He added that his bandmates "have reminded me that neither they nor Western civilization are depending on this."
Bono said he would "have to concentrate hard" to be ready for U2's planned tour later this year.
"The consequences of this freak accident are significant enough that I will have to concentrate hard to be ready for the U2 tour in fitness terms... 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," he wrote.
Go here to read Bono's entire post.