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Bono (right) of the rock group U2 says he may never play guitar again due to injuries suffered in a New York City cycling accident in November.

LONDON - Bono says he now has a titanium elbow and may never play guitar again due to injuries suffered in a New York City cycling accident.

The 54-year-old U2 frontman suffered multiple injuries, including fractures to his left eye socket, shoulder blade and left elbow, when he crashed his bike in Central Park in November. He required hours of surgery after what doctors called a "high-energy bicycle accident."

On the band's website, Bono said the "recovery has been more difficult than I thought. As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again."

He added that his bandmates - The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen - "have reminded me that neither they nor Western civilization are depending on this."

Bono said he hadn't "been able to move around physically" since the accident, and would "have to concentrate hard" to be ready for a U2 tour due to start in May.

LOS ANGELES - Chris Rock filed for divorce from his wife Malaak Compton-Rock, a statement from his representative confirmed recently.

The statement went on to specify that Rock and his family request privacy as they go through this process.

Chris Rock and Malaak Compton-Rock had been married for 19 years and have two daughters.

LOS ANGELES - Alicia Keys gave birth to son Genesis Ali Dean recently. It's baby number two for the Grammy-winner and her husband, producer-rapper Swizz Beatz, who are also parents to 4-year-old Egypt Daoud.

The singer shared the news on her Instagram account.

The image also details that the baby was born at 1:52 a.m. and weighs 6 pounds, 5 ounces.

Associated Press