NEW YORK – Following a nasty accident on his bicycle, Bono is to have his surgery paid for from the proceeds of a charity single recorded by the continent of Africa.

A spokesperson for Africa told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:

It’s the least we could do after all Bono has done for Africa. It’s about time we stepped up to the plate and coughed up some money for Bono’s medical bills.

The Irish songbird Vox Bono came a cropper during a bike ride in Central Park New York when he was recklessly doing a wheelie with no hands. The subsequent accident resulted in a broken arm, fractured shoulder and a five hour stint in surgery, including facial reconstruction. The accident occurred a day after Bono returned from London where he had recorded his line of the new Band Aid single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas (Feed the World)’.

The spokesperson continued:

As soon as we heard, we dropped everything. Zambia was on the phone and Nigeria sent a round robin email. The Democratic Republic of Congo and the Sudan were a bit late to the party, but Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Ghana Senegal, Cameroon and South Africa were all on the first flight. Rwanda and Chad were already there. We had a bit of an argument about what song we were going to do. Ivory Coast suggested Bicycle Race by Queen, but Ivory Coast is like that. Always fooling.  In the end we decided to do Where the Streets Have No Name from The Joshua Tree, which is like a classic.

Where the Streets Have No Name by Bono Aid will be released tomorrow.