Bruce Springsteen has postponed all his remaining 2023 concerts until next year as he recovers from a stomach ulcer.
The music icon, 74, shared an Instagram post on Wednesday announcing that all remaining tour dates for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band would be canceled on the advice of his doctor.
The message read: ‘Bruce Springsteen has continued to recover steadily from a stomach ulcer in recent weeks and will continue treatment for the rest of the year as advised by a doctor.
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 and will all take place at the originally planned locations.
Get well soon: Bruce Springsteen has postponed all his remaining 2023 concerts until next year as he recovers from a stomach ulcer (seen on August 9, 2023)
Devastating: The music icon, 74, shared an Instagram post on Wednesday announcing that all remaining tour dates for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band would be canceled per doctor’s orders
‘When the new dates for 2024 are announced, those who cannot attend the new date and who purchased their tickets through official ticketing companies will have 30 days to request a refund.
‘All tickets for postponed performances remain valid for the newly announced dates.
Springsteen said, “Thank you to all my friends and fans for your well 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,” according to Cleveland Clinic.
‘Many cases of stomach ulcers arise because a bacterial infection eats away at the protective lining of the digestive system. People who regularly use painkillers have a greater risk of developing stomach ulcers.’
Treatment for stomach ulcers may include medication or surgery.
Springsteen was scheduled to play another 14 shows in Canada and the US from November 3 to December 12.
These shows join another 15 concert dates that were postponed due to the star’s illness.
He was then scheduled to take the stage at Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on November 3.
Earlier this month, the star announced that he had postponed the rest of his September shows due to his health concerns.
Health concerns: Earlier this month, the star announced that he had postponed the rest of his September shows due to his health concerns
DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that Springsteen was forced to cancel the shows to prevent “something worse” from happening to his health after a spate of recent medical problems “began to take its 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 intervened to urge him to postpone his shows and focus on his recovery, fearing his health could “deteriorate” if he doesn’t. take time to recover.
“Bruce has had a tough few years,” an insider told Dailymail.com exclusively. “He’s had COVID multiple times and even had to pull the plug in August because of the latest strain.
“It’s only been a few weeks and it’s really taking a toll on someone his age.”
The source added that the Boss “hasn’t been the same” since he underwent throat surgery in 2013, during which doctors cut open his vocal cords to repair damaged discs in his neck.
“It’s really had an impact on his overall well-being,” the source continued. “Everyone wants him to focus only on his health and not put pressure on himself.”
According to the insider, Springsteen is heartbroken to have to postpone his shows, but his camp believes this is the best decision to help him avoid having to undergo more serious treatment in the future.
Supportive: Springsteen was previously instructed by his wife Patti, pictured together on Broadway in 2018, to rest after struggling with ulcer symptoms
“Bruce hates that he can’t do what he loves,” they continued. “Although a stomach ulcer doesn’t sound serious, it can be serious and may require surgery.”
Another source added to DailyMail.com that Springsteen was frustrated by the cancellations, but his symptoms made it “very uncomfortable” to perform.
“Bruce doesn’t die, which is the best case scenario, he isn’t hiding from other lingering issues, the sores he has are just annoying for him and make it very uncomfortable to perform the way he and his fans expect,” they said.
‘Bruce is in great form and with this setback it just sucks because once Bruce is on tour he is completely into it.
“It’s who he is, so this bump in the road frustrates him immensely, but his stubborn nature was fueled by his bandmates and wife who convinced him to get healthy now so something worse doesn’t happen later. ‘
They added that the veteran rocker will be “back before you know it” after a “couple of stress-free weeks and rest.”
The message on 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 stomach ulcers.”
‘Mr. Springsteen is being treated for symptoms of a stomach ulcer and the decision of his medical advisors is that he must postpone the remainder of his shows in September.”
Springsteen made the following comment: “Here on E Street, we are heartbroken that we have to postpone these shows.”
“First of all, my apologies to our wonderful Philly fans who we missed a few weeks ago. We’ll be back to pick up these shows 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 had a blast at our US shows and we look forward to more great times. We will be back soon. Love and God bless everyone, Bruce.”
A second slide of the message informed fans that ticket holders “will receive information regarding rescheduled dates for the postponed shows.”
The music icon was scheduled to perform with The E Street Band at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on August 16 and 18, but a tweet was sent announcing that the shows would be rescheduled.
The message on the singer’s account read: ‘Due to Bruce Springsteen becoming 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 to reschedule the dates, so please hold on to your tickets as they are valid for the rescheduled shows.’
Bruce is traveling the world for his latest tour, Springsteen and E Street Band 2023 Tour.
His tour consists of 37 shows at 32 locations.
Springsteen is a twenty-time Grammy Award winner and has hits such as Born to Run, Dancing in the Dark and Glory Days.
Springsteen has released twenty studio albums in his sixty-year career.
His most recent studio album with E Street Band’s – Letter To You, which topped the charts in eleven countries – marked their first live recording in decades.
Springsteen is one of the world’s best-selling artists – in addition to 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 touring the world for his latest tour, Springsteen and E Street Band 2023 Tour; pictured in May in Edinburgh
In May, Springsteen inadvertently made his show in Amsterdam that fans won’t soon forget after taking a major fall on stage.
The I’m On Fire singer left fans in stitches when he tripped and fell after climbing several steps on stage.
Fans watched as The Boss rolled onto his back and lay on the ground with his guitar still in hand before his concerned colleagues promptly rushed over to help him.
His guitarist intervened to remove his instrument while two concert staff manually hoisted Bruce back onto his feet.
Fortunately, the fall didn’t faze Bruce too much. To allay his fans’ concerns, Bruce gave a quick smile before addressing the crowd.