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Bono ‘could have been crippled’

U2 singer Bono has revealed that his recent back injury could have left him crippled for life.

The 50-year-old claimed it was only the intensive treatment he received from German doctors which allowed him to retain use of his left leg.

And he also revealed that he was still trying to cope with his injury. “I had a pretty close call. What was dangerous about it was that a piece of disc that had ripped through ligaments had gone down into the spinal canal and I could have lost the use of my left leg,” the singer told RTE's Ryan Tubridy.

He said his role at the helm of U2 helped see him through weeks of painful rehab. “Being the front man in U2 is a great job and a reason for me to stick to what has been a really very hard programme of about three and half to four hours a day of rehab.”

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