U2 singer Bono has revealed on the band’s website that he may never play guitar again as a result of the bike crash he was involved in during November in New York City’s Central Park. He suffered fractures of his eye socket, shoulder blade and hand in the accident.

He outlined that he has significant work to do to try and get fit for the band’s World Tour.

“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,” he explained.

“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 added that he cannot recall the accident, saying he had “blanked out on impact and have no memory of how I ended up in New York Presbyterian [hospital] with my humerus bone sticking through my leather jacket. Very punk rock as injuries go.”

He went on to say “Recovery has been more difficult than I thought. As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again.”