We already knew Bono needed to heal from his recent bike accident before U2 embark on their 2015 tour -- probably by spending a lot of time in a bed kind of like the one pictured in the rather strange photo the band posted when it announced next year's live dates. But now we have more details about the singer's ailments, courtesy of U2 guitarist the Edge.

"He managed to come out of it with what you can only describe as injuries from a car crash, literally multiple fractures of bones in his elbow and his back," he explained during a recent interview. "But he’s doing OK. We’re kind of lucky he was wearing a helmet, so he didn’t actually break Central Park. He’s made of tough stuff and he’s bouncing back."

Describing Bono as being "so upset" about U2 being forced to miss an appearance at the annual Almost Acoustic Christmas show put on by Los Angeles' KROQ-FM, the Edge continued, "He’s been told by his doctors to stay put. He’s back in Dublin right now and he basically can’t move for the next couple of months. The poor guy, basically his left elbow was shattered, so a lot of the work was reconstructing the joints and putting in wires and plates. He actually showed us some x-rays a couple days later, it looked like a miniature Eiffel Tower."

Once Bono's back in touring shape, the Edge is confident the band will make his return to the stage worth the wait. Promising "something intimate and different" for the upcoming dates, he hinted, "We’ve got a lot of interesting things planned. We have a lot of things planned that will make it intimate, it’s part of how you present yourselves and we have some very interesting ideas of how this show will go."

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