Bono hits bleach bottle and recreates bike accident for Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
The singer broke his arm in six places and fractured his eye socket after hurtling over the handlebars of his bike in New York last November.
But a bleached blonde Bono got back in the saddle for the upcoming skit which sees him cycling through the streets of Manhattan before being hit by a van.
Host Fallon cycles by his side on a child's bicycle complete with handlebar streamers and a floral basket.
The injuries Bono sustained from the accident prevented him from performing for several months but the musician will return to the stage this month as part of the Innocence + Experience Tour.
Bono described the tour as "stripped down, minimal and raw" in a pre-recorded interview with late Today FM DJ Tony Fenton which was broadcast yesterday.
"We are looking for (a sense of) intimacy," Bono explained. "We've a plan that we're very excited about, which is . . . minimal, stripped down, and raw . . . but we also want to cause some mayhem."
Fenton, who passed away in March after a five-year battle with cancer, was invited to interview Bono at his Killiney home in January after the singer learnt of his illness. It was Fenton's last ever interview.
During the course of the hour-long broadcast Bono thanked Fenton for his unwavering support over the years.
"We're big fans of you. Over the years you've been a hell of a light and we needed it," he said.
"I'm sure we embarrassed you . . . but you always stood by our band and it has meant a great deal to us . . . We absolutely appreciate it."
The dates for the Irish leg of the Innocence + Experience tour have yet to be announced but Bono confirmed the gigs wouldn't take place in the 3Arena.
Towards the end of the interview Bono added: "I sing to save my life. I'm more volatile than is good for you. I write to douse the flames."