Another Rock Star Having Health Woes, Postpones Shows
Bruce Springsteen announced on Wednesday that he must postpone the remaining September shows on his tour due to a health issue. The septuagenarian E Street Band leader has been suffering from symptoms of “peptic ulcer disease” and has been ordered to follow a doctor’s orders.
The remaining shows on the tour include stops in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Albany, Syracuse, and Pittsburgh, Washington. Springsteen and the E Street Band’s tour had kicked off in Tampa, Florida in February, and has had to postpone previous shows in the midst of the tour in March and August. Along with the shows being postponed this time around, previous shows in Connecticut and Ohio will also have to be rescheduled due to the illness.
Springsteen expressed his disappointment with having to postpone the shows on Wednesday morning. “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.”
(1/5) Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have postponed all performances currently scheduled for September 2023, beginning with tomorrow's show scheduled for the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. pic.twitter.com/jxCclJBQiK
— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) September 7, 2023
The setback follows three nights of three-hour shows that Springsteen gave in his home state of New Jersey in August. Though it’s now uncertain when and if the shows on the tour will be rescheduled, Springsteen’s tour is due to wrap up on 12 December with the final concert in San Francisco.
Peptic ulcer disease is a condition that results in the formation of ulcers or open sores in the stomach or small intestine. Symptoms of the condition include heartburn, nausea, and stomach pain.
With his health issues, it has become increasingly clear that Springsteen’s time on the stage must be taken more cautiously. Fans of the E Street Band have all hopes that Springsteen will be able to take care of his symptoms and get back to doing what he does best in no time.