Daniel Lanois, whose works include several U2 albums is reportedly in intensive care in Los Angeles today after injuries sustained in a bad motorcycle accident over the weekend.
According to published reports, the accident occurred Saturday in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles, where Lanois lives.
Several news outlets quoted a press statement saying, "Lanois suffered multiple injuries but is expected to be released from intensive care soon. Due to the severity of the injuries, Lanois has canceled all upcoming tour dates and promotional activity and will be recuperating for the next two months."
Early Saturday morning, prior to the accident, Lanois tweeted that he was headed into town for tour rehearsals. "Sweeping up in LA. Headed to the canoe for Black Dub rehearsals soonish."
Lanois, whose credits also include work with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson, Peter Gabriel and Emmylou Harris, was set to launch musical project Black Dub and had been set to launch a Europen tour.
Lanois is best known for producing, with Brian Eno, a number of albums for U2, including "The Joshua Tree".
Eno invited him to co-produce U2's album "The Unforgettable Fire". Along with Eno, he went on to produce U2's "The Joshua Tree", the 1987 Grammy Winner for Album of the Year, and some of the band's other works including "Achtung Baby" and "All That You Can't Leave Behind".
Bono recommended Lanois to Bob Dylan in the late 1980s; in 1989 Lanois produced Dylan's "Oh Mercy". Eight years later Dylan and Lanois worked together on "Time Out of Mind" which won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1997.
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