U2 producer Daniel Lanois told reporters he is lucky to be alive after he was involved in a horrific motorcycle accident last month.

Lanois, from Quebec, Canada, broke six bones, cracked his pelvis and suffered internal bleeding in his right lung following the crash that took place in Los Angeles.

Lanois, who also produces for Bob Dylan, said, "I was on my bike with a friend of mine on the back and a guy coming the other way decided to turn in front of me into a variety store," he told Rolling Stone.

"I veered to miss him, but I hit an industrial box on the sidewalk going 35 miles per hour. I blacked out and when I came to I was laying on my back in the parking lot and people were telling me, 'Don't move.' Then they hauled me away to a hospital and I had to lay there like a vegetable for three weeks."

The producer has been in a wheelchair ever since he was involved in the crash at the beginning of June.