Oy gevalt, Bono! U2 singer's Hassidic Jewish disguise may have caused bike accident

Bono, who was born Paul Hewson, was injured while cycling in New York's Central Park, forcing a delay in the Irish rockers' return to "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

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December 6, 2014 21:08
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U2 lead singer Bono. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Oy vey zmir, Bono!

The lead singer of U2, one of the world’s most successful rock acts, suffered an injury to his arm after falling off his bicycle earlier this month, an accident that his chief sidekick in the Irish group says may have been helped by his attempts to disguise himself as a Hassidic Jew.

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“When he's going cycling, he likes to dress up as a Hassidic Jew, so I think that probably helped,” U2’s guitarist, The Edge, told KROQ, a Los Angeles radio station, in an interview.

Bono, who was born Paul Hewson, was injured while cycling in New York's Central Park, forcing a delay in the Irish rockers' return to "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

U2 was scheduled to perform on "The Tonight Show" earlier this month in a week-long stint. The band helped Fallon launch the late-night show in February as his first musical guest.

"It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time - we're one man down," the band said on its website in a message signed by members The Edge (Dave Evans), Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.

Bono, 54, "has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We're sure he'll make a full recovery soon, so we'll be back!" the band said.

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The website did not give details about the incident or the injury.

Bono suffered a spinal injury in 2010 while preparing for a tour and underwent emergency surgery in Germany. The injury delayed part of the tour.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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