Imagine you're walking in Central Park. A cyclist speeds by, dressed in full Hasidic garb, then skids out of control, toppling to the ground. His injuries are brutal: broken eye orbit, fractured shoulder, bone poking through the skin of his arm. He looks up at you as if to plead for help, and surprise! It's Bono!

In an interview with KROQ yesterday, The Edge revealed his messianic bandmate's weird strategy for evading onlookers while out for a ride. From Haaretz:

U2 last month posted a message on its official site informing fans that Bono had an accident, writing, "…Bono 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!..."

When asked how no one managed to take a picture of Bono after the mishap, The Edge replied, "You know, when Bono goes cycling he likes to dress up as a Hasidic Jew."

If Bono wanted inconspicuous, he made an odd choice: New York's Hasidic community is not exactly known for its friendliness to two-wheelers. Do you think he wore the glasses?

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