As the world's most famous rock band completes it's world "360 Tour" Bono is thankful to be on stage.
Speaking to the Age this week he said "I was walking around saying I could handle it but it turns out I was in grave danger...Those little bits that had broken off were starting to sever nerves in my spinal canal. I was losing the ability to walk."
The 50-year-old rock legend had slipped a disc which puntctured a ligament and broke into two pieces. Just ten weeks after his operation he was back on stage and has recently revealed that the band is working three new albums.
The first of their new albums will be released at the begining of next year and will be produced by Danger Mouse, aka American producer Brian Burton, who has worked with Gnarls Barkley and the Gorillaz.
Bono said "We have about 12 songs with him...At the moment that looks like the album we will put out next because it's just happening so easily."
The second album promises be to be more of a clubbing album according to the front man. Collaborations with RedOne, who regularly works with Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas rapper, Will.I.Am and French star David Guetta have been promised.
Bono and the Edge have also just finshed working 20 songs for their "Spider Man" musical on Broadway. They are currently trying to convince the other band members that they should release the songs as an album. However it may take a little bit of convincing.
"We haven't convinced the rest of the band to do that yet...Larry definitely has a raised eyebrow," said Bono.