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 September 29, 2023

Bruce Springsteen postpones remaining shows, reveals health update

Musical artist Bruce Springsteen has postponed his remaining shows for 2023 after announcing a major health update.

Springsteen, 74, will require health treatments to recover from peptic ulcer disease, according to a statement from his team.

The announcement

“Bruce 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 team's statement read.

"With this in mind, an out of an abundance of caution, all remaining 2023 tour dates for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will be postponed until 2024,” it added.

The illness

"Peptic ulcers can be caused by a bacterial infection or consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen. Lifestyle factors like smoking and drinking alcohol can increase risks of developing ulcers, according to the NIDDK," GMA reported.

"The most common symptoms of ulcers include abdominal pain -- particularly in the area between the belly button and breastbone -- as well as bloating, nausea and vomiting and feeling full after eating," it added.

Returning soon

Springsteen vowed to return to the stage in a post he shared on social media following the announcement.

“Thanks to all my friends and fans for your good wishes, encouragement, and support," Springsteen said in a statement. "I’m on the mend and can’t wait to see you all next year.”

The cancellation impacted a tour of eight shows in Canada. he was also set to perform in Phoenix and multiple locations across California.

Springsteen's next scheduled performance is now not until August of next year, including two shows in Philadelphia. The canceled shows are expected to be rescheduled for sometime next year for the "Born in the USA" singer whose hits stretch back more than four decades to the 1980s.

The rocker's longtime fanbase was upset over the news of his illness, but all hope for his swift recovery and an upcoming return to the stage.

Written By:
Dillon Burroughs

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