U2 producer Daniel Lanois: ‘I’m lucky to be alive after bike crash’

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[b]U2[/b] and [b]Bob Dylan[/b] producer [b]Daniel Lanois[/b] has admitted he is lucky to be alive after he was involved in a motorcycle accident last month.

The [b]Quebec[/b]-born musician and producer broke six bones, cracked his pelvis and suffered internal bleeding in his right lung [url=http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/51414]following the crash in Los Angeles[/url].

“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.

The accident also forced the postponement of a series of tour dates with his new group [b]Black Dub[/b], who were due to play the [b]Jazz Café[/b] in [b]London[/b] yesterday (July 27).

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