Injured Bono avoids annual charity busking, as he hangs out with Shane MacGowan
With his injured arm in a sling, singer Bono avoided the annual charity Christmas busking session on Grafton Street this year.
Instead, the U2 frontman hung out with celebrity friends at The Cliff Townhouse on St Stephens Green.
The rocker was joined by his wife Ali Hewson and bandmate Larry Mullen at the luxury boutique hotel.
Bono (54) underwent surgery in November after he injured his arm when he fell off a bike in New York.
The fall resulted in three fractures to his left shoulder blade, a fractured little finger and a break to his funny bone that saw the bone fracture in six places and tear through his skin.
In total, he needed three metal plates and 18 screws inserted during the lengthy operation.
As a result he was forced to miss the band's performance at a World Aids Day benefit concert in Times Square, New York, in December as he took some time off to recover.
Also celebrating in style was Shane MacGowan and his long term partner Victoria Mary Clarke.
The singer-songwriter behind the enduring ‘Fairytale of New York’ classic turns 57 today.