- 02 May 01
Amid rumours and press reports that his career could be at an end, Larry Mullen reveals the truth about the extent of an injury to his hand that is becoming a common problem for rock drummers. Interview: Niall Stokes
WHEN THE news first broke, it had a desperate ring of finality. Larry Mullen of U2 was ill hospital ill New York. There he would be operated on, for a mystery injury to his hand. If the operation wasn’t successful, Larry never drum again
"We’re all behind you, " DJ Marty Whelan of Radio 2, in Dublin assured the U2 drummer in faraway Manhattan, "hope you get well soon." And thus a snippet in the Daily Mirror had been elevated to the status of hard fact. The Evening Herald and the Irish Independent followed stories confirming that Larry was indeed in hospital in New York and that his career was on the line.
The information was announced again on Radio 2 and U2 fans all over the country were thrown into a state of shock.