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published : 2023-10-12

Bruce Springsteen Opens Up About Painful Health Condition and Tour Postponement

Rock legend shares details of his battle with peptic ulcer

Bruce Springsteen performing live on stage with his iconic guitar, captivating the audience with his electrifying energy and passion. (Taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)

Bruce Springsteen, the iconic rock star known for his energetic performances, has recently shared the gripping story of his struggle with a debilitating health condition.

In a heartfelt episode of his SiriusXM E Street Radio show, 'From My Home to Yours,' Springsteen candidly revealed the enormity of the pain he's been in since postponing his remaining 2023 tour dates.

With a touch of his signature wit, he greeted his listeners, saying, 'Greetings, greetings, greetings, from your favorite rock star with a b---- of a bellyache.'

The cause behind his tour postponement? A peptic ulcer, the rock legend confessed.

According to the Mayo Clinic, peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the inner lining of the stomach and the upper part of the small intestine.

Springsteen's battle with this burning stomach pain began in September, leading to the cancellation of two concerts in Philadelphia and the subsequent rescheduling of all shows for the rest of the year.

A close-up shot of Bruce Springsteen holding his stomach, showing the physical toll of his peptic ulcer. (Taken with Nikon D850)

Though the episode wasn't solely focused on his health, the legendary musician took a moment to express his gratitude towards his loyal fans for their understanding during this challenging time.

Springsteen confessed that the ulcer has been an unrelenting monster, continuing to wreak havoc on his 'internal world.'

Despite his ability to find humor in the situation, the pain persists, leaving him longing for recovery.

Fans were left in suspense back in September when Springsteen's team announced the cancellation of concerts without disclosing the specific illness he was battling.

However, a recent statement from his team revealed that Springsteen has been steadily recovering from the peptic ulcer disease, although treatment will continue into the following year.

As a precautionary measure and to ensure his full recovery, all remaining 2023 tour dates for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have been postponed until 2024.

Bruce Springsteen surrounded by his dedicated fans, who eagerly support him during this challenging time. (Taken with Sony Alpha a7 III)

With the promise of a return to the stage in the near future, Springsteen expressed his gratitude to his friends and fans for their unwavering support and conveyed his excitement to reunite with them in 2024.

The rescheduled tour dates have already been announced, with the first shows set to take place in March.

Caroline Thayer, an entertainment writer, contributed to this article.

This captivating tale of resilience and determination serves as a reminder that even the biggest stars face their own battles.

Springsteen's story resonates with fans around the world, inspiring them to overcome their own challenges and cherish the power of music as a source of healing and hope.