Due to peptic ulcer therapy, Bruce Springsteen has postponed his US tour dates.
Third wave of concert postponements this year due to rocker's sickness follows March and August concert cancellations
@ben_bt Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Thu, Sept. 7, 2023, at 09.26 BST
All of Bruce Springsteen's September shows have been postponed while the musician receives treatment for a peptic ulcer.
According to a statement posted on his Instagram page, "the decision of his medical advisers is that he should postpone the remainder of his September shows" because of the gastrointestinal issue.
Eight concerts across the eastern US are affected by it, starting on September 7 in Syracuse, New York.
This year, Springsteen has had to postpone concerts three times due to sickness, including twice in August in Philadelphia and three times in March. In April, Covid-19 tests for Springsteen and his wife Patti Scialfa both came back positive.
When announcing the most recent delays, Springsteen expressed his "heartbreak... Let me start by apologizing to our wonderful Philadelphia fans who we missed a few weeks ago. These shows will be continued when we return, plus more. I appreciate your patience and assistance. We've been having a fantastic time playing our US performances, and we're excited for more fun to come. We'll return shortly.
Following the November 2022 publication of his most recent album, Only the Strong Survive, which includes versions of R&B and soul classics, Springsteen started a world tour in February. Earlier this month, he gave three performances in his own New Jersey.
The E Street Band and Bruce Springsteen "give off the air of people who are there because they desperately want to be there, a bar band that can't quite believe their luck to be playing a stadium, despite the fact that they've been playing stadiums since the early 80s," according to Alexis Petridis of the Guardian in her review of the first night of his UK tour in Edinburgh.