The boss is taking an unexpected breather, canceling his September shows, citing doctors’ orders.
Bruce Springsteen announced on his website on Wednesday (September 6) that he would be postponing shows for the remainder of the month as he is being treated for symptoms of ‘stomach ulcer disease’.
The disease causes ulcers to form in the stomach or small intestine, which can cause heartburn, nausea, and stomach pain.
The rescheduled shows include scheduled stops in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Albany and Syracuse in New York, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC, and shows in Connecticut and Ohio.
“Here on E Street, we are heartbroken that we have to postpone these shows,” Springsteen said in a statement posted on his website and social media. First we want to apologize to our amazing Philly fans who we missed a few weeks ago. We’ll be back to pick up these shows and more.
“Thank you for your understanding and support. We had a lot of fun at our shows in the US and look forward to more great times. We’ll be back soon.”
Springsteen, known for his high-energy, three-hour-plus concerts with the E Street Band, recently performed three nights of shows in his home state of New Jersey.
Be website states that those who had purchased tickets will receive “information about alternative dates for the postponed shows” in the future.
Springsteen’s tour, which began February 1 in Tampa, Florida, is currently scheduled to resume November 3 in Vancouver, Canada.
In mid-August, the “Born in the USA” hitmaker rescheduled his Philadelphia concerts just hours before they were due to “fall ill.”
The musician recently played two tour dates in London’s Hyde Park, his first performances in the city since 2016.
In their five star rating for The IndependentAnnabel Nugent wrote: “How and why the now 73-year-old musician would still want to face such a physically demanding gig after all these years is a mystery, but one that does the 65,000 people in the audience tonight feel good.” From then on , when he and the E Street Band arrive on stage at 7 p.m. sharp, it’s a breathless race to the finish line.
“…Again I wonder: Has anyone in the world ever aged better than Bruce Springsteen?”