In a 2014 year-in-review post on his band's blog, Bono let slip that following his nasty bicycle accident in Central Park — leaving him with an arm broken in six places — his guitar-strumming days may be over. "Recovery has been more difficult than I thought," he explains. "As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again."
Call me a terrible person, but all this talk of Bono not playing guitar just makes me think of U2's 1987 video for "With or Without You," which always stuck out to me because in it Bono holds a guitar behind his back the whole time, ready to be whipped around and played, but he never, ever does. I always wondered why he bothered bringing the guitar to the video shoot in the first place if he wasn't going to play it. But hey, at least he has plenty of practice at not playing guitar.
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