Recovering Springsteen to Stay Offstage for Rest of 2023

Star, who is being treated for peptic ulcer disease, says he's 'on the mend'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 7, 2023 4:27 AM CDT
Updated Sep 27, 2023 6:25 PM CDT
Springsteen 'Heartbroken' About Postponing Shows
Bruce Springsteen, left, and Steven Van Zandt perform on tour at MetLife Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023, in East Rutherford, NJ.   (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)
UPDATE Sep 27, 2023 6:25 PM CDT

Bruce Springsteen has extended his postponements of scheduled concerts through the rest of the year. He'd already scrapped his September dates. A notice posted Wednesday on social media said unplayed 2023 shows will be rescheduled for 2024, People reports. Springsteen "has continued to recover steadily from peptic ulcer disease over the past few weeks and will continue treatment through the rest of the year on doctor's advice," the statement said. Springsteen added thanks to fans for well wishes and assured them he's "on the mend and can't wait to see you all next year." New dates for the postponed shows will be announced next week, the statement added. Details for ticketholders can be found here.

Sep 7, 2023 4:27 AM CDT

The Boss is taking an unexpected breather and postponing his September shows, citing doctors' orders. Bruce Springsteen announced on his website Wednesday that he was postponing shows for the remainder of the month while he is treated for symptoms of peptic ulcer disease, the AP reports. The postponed shows including scheduled stops in Baltimore; Philadelphia; Albany and Syracuse in New York; Pittsburgh; Washington, DC; Uncasville, Connecticut; and Columbus, Ohio.

"Over here on E Street, we're heartbroken to have to postpone these shows," Springsteen said in a statement posted on his site and social media. "We'll be back to pick up these shows and then some." Springsteen, renowned for his high-energy, three-hour concerts with the E Street Band, recently performed three nights of shows in his home state of New Jersey. Springsteen and the E Street Band's first tour in six years kicked off in Tampa, Florida, in February. He was forced to postpone shows planned for Albany, Connecticut, and Columbus, Ohio, in March due to illness. The rock legend turns 74 later this month.

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