Bruce Springsteen has postponed all his remaining 2023 concerts until next year as he recovers from peptic ulcer disease.
The music icon, 74, shared an Instagram post on Wednesday announcing all remaining tour dates for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band would be halted on the advice of his doctor.
The post read: ‘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.
‘With this in mind, and out of an abundance of caution, all remaining 2023 tour dates for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will be postponed until 2024.
‘Rescheduled dates for each of the 2023 shows, including those postponed earlier this month, will be announced next week, all taking place at their originally scheduled venues.
Get well soon: Bruce Springsteen has postponed all his remaining 2023 concerts until next year as he recovers from peptic ulcer disease (seen performing August 9 2023)
Devastating: The music icon, 74, shared an Instagram post on Wednesday announcing all remaining tour dates for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band would be halted on doctors’ advice
‘When the new 2024 dates are announced, those unable to attend on the new date who purchased their tickets through official ticketing companies have 30 days to request a refund.
‘All tickets for postponed performances will remain valid for the newly announced dates.
Said Springsteen: ‘Thanks to all my friends and fans for your good wishes, encouragement, and support. I’m on the mend and can’t wait to see you all next year.’
Peptic ulcer disease ‘occurs when open sores, or ulcers, form in the stomach or first part of the small intestine,’ as per Cleveland Clinic.
‘Many cases of peptic ulcer disease develop because a bacterial infection eats away the protective lining of the digestive system. People who frequently take pain relievers are more likely to develop ulcers.’
Treatment for peptic ulcer disease can include medication or surgery.
Springsteen was set to play a further 14 shows in Canada and the US from November 3 until December 12.
These shows join another 15 concert dates which were postponed due to the star’s illness.
He was next slated to take to the stage on November 3 at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena.
Earlier this month the star announced he had postponed the rest of his September shows due to his health issues.
Health issues: Earlier this month the star announced he had postponed the rest of his September shows due to his health issues
DailyMail.com exclusively revealed Springsteen was forced to cancel the shows to avoid ‘something worse’ happening with his health after a spate of recent medical struggles started to ‘take a toll’.
The announcement came just days after COVID forced him to postpone two concerts in Philadelphia.
A source close to Springsteen has revealed how his wife Patti Scialfa, his doctors and his E Street bandmates stepped in to urge him to delay his shows and focus on his recovery over fears that he his health could ‘get worse’ if he doesn’t take the time to recover.
‘Bruce has had a rough couple of years,’ an insider exclusively told Dailymail.com. ‘He’s had COVID several times and even had to pull the plug on shows in August due to getting the latest strain.
‘This was just a couple of weeks ago and it really takes a toll on someone of his age.’
The source added that the Boss ‘hasn’t been the same’ since undergoing throat surgery in 2013, which saw doctors cut open his vocal chords to repair damaged discs in his neck.
‘It has really had an impact on his overall well-being,’ the source continued. ‘Everyone wants him to just focus on his health and not push himself.’
According to the insider, Springsteen is heartbroken at having to postpone his shows – however his camp feel that it is the best decision to help him avoid having to undergo more serious treatment in the future.
Supportive: Springsteen was previously under orders from his wife Patti, pictured together on Broadway in 2018, to rest after struggling with symptoms of peptic ulcer disease
‘Bruce hates not being able to do what he loves,’ they continued. ‘Although an ulcer doesn’t sound serious, it can be and can require surgery.’
Another source added to DailyMail.com that Springsteen has been left frustrated at the cancellations, but that his symptoms have made it ‘very uncomfortable’ to perform.
‘Bruce isn’t dying which is the best-case scenario, he isn’t hiding from any other lingering problems, the ulcers that he has are just kicking his a** and making it very uncomfortable to perform the way that he and his fans expect,’ they said.
‘Bruce is in amazing shape and with this setback, it just sucks because once Bruce is in tour, he fully encompasses himself with it.
‘It is who he is, so this bump in the road frustrates the hell out of him, but his stubborn nature was nurtured by his band mates and wife who convinced him to get healthy now so something worse doesn’t happen down the line.’
They added that the veteran rocker will be ‘back before you know it’ after having a ‘few stress-free weeks and rest’.
The post from the singer’s account read: ‘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, NY.’
The music icon said at the time that he was undergoing treatment for ‘symptoms of peptic ulcer disease.’
‘Mr. Springsteen is being treated for symptoms of peptic ulcer disease and the decision of his medical advisors is that he should postpone the remainder of his September shows.’
‘Springsteen made the following comment: “Over here on E Street, we’re heartbroken to have to postpone these shows.”
‘First, apologies to our fabulous Philly fans who we missed a few weeks ago. We’ll be back to pick these shows up and then some.’
Hours before: And in August the Born To Run hitmaker rescheduled shows in Philadelphia
‘Thank you for your understanding and support. We’ve been having a blast at our US shows and we’re looking forward to more great times. We’ll be back soon. Love and God bless all, Bruce.’
A second slide of the post informed fans that ticket holders will ‘receive information regarding rescheduled dates for the postponed shows.’
The music icon was due to perform with The E Street Band at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on August 16 and 18 – but a tweet was sent announcing the shows would be rescheduled.
The post from the singer’s account read: ‘Due to Bruce Springsteen having been taken ill, his concerts with The E Street Band at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on August 16 and 18 have been postponed.
‘We are working on rescheduling the dates so please hold on to your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled shows.’
Bruce has been traveling the world for his latest tour, Springsteen and E Street Band 2023 Tour.
His tour consists of 37 shows in 32 locations.
Springsteen is a 20-time Grammy Award winner whose hits include Born to Run, Dancing in the Dark and Glory Days.
Springsteen has released 20 studio albums in his six-decade career.
His most recent studio album with E Street Band’s – Letter To You, which topped the charts in eleven countries – marked their first recording live together in decades.
Springsteen is one of the world’s best-selling artists – alongside his Grammys he has two Golden Globes, an Oscar, and a Special Tony Award, to his name.
He was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Sing it! Bruce has been traveling the world for his latest tour, Springsteen and E Street Band 2023 Tour; pictured May in Edinburgh
Back in May Springsteen unintentionally made his Amsterdam show one fans won’t soon forget after he took a major tumble on stage.
The I’m On Fire singer drew gasps from fans as he tripped and fell after climbing several steps on the stage.
Fans watched The Boss roll onto his back and lay on the floor with his guitar still in hand before his concerned colleagues promptly rushed over to assist him.
His guitarist stepped in to remove his instrument while two concert workers manually hoisted Bruce back onto his feet.
Fortunately, the fall didn’t shake Bruce up too much. Alleviating any concerns his fans may have had, Bruce quickly smiled before addressing the audience.
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