Bono attends to record the Band Aid 30 single on November 15, 2014 in London, England.
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May 1, 2015 7:33 AM EDT

Bono’s November bicycle accident in Central Park has had an unfortunate impact on the U2 frontman: as the band prepares for its international“Innocence and Experience” tour, he’s still unable to play the guitar.

While injuries to his shoulder and face have healed, he can’t bend two of the fingers on his left hand, and another part of the hand is numb, according to the New York Times. While he can use the hand to hold a microphone, he’s unable to play his instrument. He says that due to the slow healing process for nerve damage, it will be about 13 months before he’ll know if he’ll make a full recovery. Meanwhile, he says, “It feels like I have somebody else’s hand.”


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