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Iconic rock star reveals disease diagnosis; shows postponed

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform the first concert of their 2023 tour at Amalie Arena on Feb. 1, 2023, in Tampa, Florida. (Luis Santana/Tampa Bay Times/TNS)
September 07, 2023

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band announced of all their September 2023 tour dates are postponed Wednesday due to the iconic singer’s ongoing struggle with peptic ulcer disease.

The news was announced in a series of tweets on Wednesday evening, leaving the music community abuzz and prompting well-wishes for “The Boss.”

“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, N.Y.,” the band said in a statement posted on social media platforms.

The announcement provided further insight into Springsteen’s health, stating, “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.”

According to The Daily Caller, Springsteen initially canceled his Philadelphia concert just hours before his first two performances at Citizens Bank Park on August 16, leaving many to speculate about the cause of the sudden cancellations.

Expressing their regret for the postponement of the upcoming performances, the band continued, “Over here on E Street, we’re heartbroken to have to postpone these shows.”

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The band also extended their apologies specifically to their “fabulous Philly fans,” adding, “We’ll be back to pick these shows up and then some.”

Concluding their message, they thanked their fans for their support and understanding, promising, “We’ve been having a blast at our U.S. shows and we’re looking forward to more great times. We’ll be back soon.”

The announcement has been met with an outpouring of concern and goodwill from fans across social media platforms, many of whom have voiced their wishes for Springsteen’s speedy recovery. Currently, there has been no word on whether additional tour dates will be affected, leaving fans anxiously awaiting further updates from one of the world’s most iconic musicians.

This news article was partially created with the assistance of artificial intelligence and edited and fact-checked by a human editor.