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Woman trolls U2 fans at NY concert
01 Aug 2015 13:01
The woman who called 911 after Bono's bike fall in New York was booed off stage at a U2 concert after insulting New Yorkers.
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U2 performed the seventh show of their eight-show stint at Madison Square Garden on July 30, and the 55-year-old frontman, real name Paul Hewson, invited some fans on stage, and wanted to thank the woman who helped him after his serious cycling accident.
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Bono introduced the woman to the crowd claiming that she’s a part of the reason that “I am here today”.
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“When I crashed my bike here in the city, a beautiful girl made a phone call to 911. She’s from Denver, but she’s here tonight. And so is Engine 44, the firefighters that picked me up off the ground," he said.
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The With or Without You hitmaker then passed the microphone to the woman in question, and it seems she was far from impressed with her introduction.
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“So, I have to clarify, it’s Alyssa and I’m from D.C., not Denver… Here’s what happened: I was running in Central Park, there was an accident, obviously I had to stop and help because I’m not from New York, I’m from Virginia, where people are nice.”
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The crowd instantly erupted and booed before she could finish her story.
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Bono had to get five hours of surgery to insert three metal plates and 18 screws to repair fractures to both his face and arm following the November bike accident, and underwent a second surgery to repair a fractured left little finger.
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According to orthopaedic trauma surgeon Dean Lorich, MD, "[Bono] was taken to the emergency operating room where the elbow was washed out and debrided, a nerve trapped in the break was moved and the bone was repaired with three metal plates and 18 screws."
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Lorich also told Rolling Stone shortly after the incident that Bono will "require intensive and progressive therapy," but "a full recovery is expected".
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