Great to see Bono edging his way back into the public eye after the horrible biking accident in Central Park last November that left him with multiple broken bones and a fractured eye socket.

Bono joined up with his U2 mates for a couple of occasions last week – the funeral of the famed Irish deejay Tony Fenton in Dublin, and a day later, St. Patrick’s Day in fact, in Monaco to watch a football game. Bono looked in good form, though his shattered left arm is still wrapped in a protective covering.

U2 sang their song “Ordinary Love” at Fenton’s funeral Mass. The deejay was a big booster of U2 back in the days when they were unheard of, and they never forgot the support.

Three of the U2 four – minus Adam Clayton – then made their way to Monaco to watch a Champions League match, probably a much needed break as they prepare to open their new Innocence + Experience world tour on May 14 in Vancouver.

Bono’s wife Ali says her hubby will be more than ready, and that his recovery is progressing nicely. "He's doing great, he really is. He's got another six weeks left until the first date in May, so he's very excited -- he'll be ready," Ali told the Irish Independent at a Dublin benefit earlier this month. "Everyone's looking forward to it and we're glad that's all behind us."