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Bono in second New York City bike crash - but this time it's a spoof for a TV sketch

Dummy made up to look like U2 singer gets hit by van on Sixth Avenue

U2 frontman Bono has been involved in another bike crash in New York City – but this time it’s a spoof for a TV show he is taking part in this Friday.

The band had to cancel a week-long residency immediately after he suffered serious injuries last November while trying to avoid a collision with another rider.

They will be on the show this Friday evening, however and at the weekend the show’s host, Jimmy Fallon, was spotted with Bono as they staged a bike crash on Sixth Avenue in front of TV cameras.

A photo in the New York Post shows a newly-peroxided Bono dressed head-to-toe in black and riding, yes, a black bike, while Fallon is riding a kids’ bike, complete with a basket and tassles on the handlebars.

Another picture shows a van crashing into ‘Bono’ and his bike – in reality, a dummy made up to look like him and dressed identically.

The real Bono then takes the stunt double dummy’s place, lying in the middle of Sixth Avenue, for the sketch which will be shown on Friday’s show.



The 54-year-old, whose real name Paul Hewson, is set to return to touring with his band this month.

However, as we reported last week, the injuries he sustained when he came off his bike in Central Park mean he cannot play guitar at the moment – and may never do so again.

Simon joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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