There has been a resurgence in Bruce Springsteen’s ongoing health issues. On Wednesday, the E Street Band’s septuagenarian frontman announced that, under medical advice, he would be taking some time off and postponing upcoming performances in September.
Springsteen announced the cancellation of his remaining September shows on his website and his different social media channels. He’s taking time off so that he might undergo therapy for his “peptic ulcers.”
The disease forms ulcers in the stomach or small intestine. Symptoms of the illness include heartburn, nausea, and abdominal pain.
Some of the postponed shows were set for cities including Philadelphia, Baltimore, Syracuse, and Albany in New York, as well as Washington, DC, and Pittsburgh.
To convey his disappointment at having to cancel the shows, Springsteen wrote, “Over here on E Street, we’re sorry to have to do so,” which he then posted on his website and several social media sites.
He noted that any canceled shows would be revisited “and then some.”
Springsteen and the E Street Band went on tour in February of this year for the first time in six years. The tour’s first show was in Tampa, FL.
Due to illness, he had to cancel March performances in Albany, Connecticut, and Columbus, Ohio. In August, the same thing occurred, and shows were canceled.
The 74-year-old’s illness has forced the cancellation of upcoming appearances in Connecticut and Ohio.
In his native state of New Jersey, Springsteen recently performed three shows over three nights, each of which lasted three hours.
The 12th of December in San Francisco is expected to be the final show of his tour with the E Street Band.
Bruce Springsteen was in Sea Bright, New Jersey, on September 11, 2001, when a passing motorist screamed at him as smoke was rising from the World Trade Center in the background – “Bruce, we need you.”
In 2002, The Boss released “The Rising,” an album that captured the nation’s fears, anger, sorrow, hopes, and confusion.