Bruce Springsteen cancels September tour due to health reasons

Bruce Springsteen postpones tour after diagnosis of peptic ulcer

Bruce Springsteen fans will have to wait a little longer to see their idol perform on stage. The famous American rock singer announced on Wednesday that all his shows planned for the month of September were postponed due to treatment for a peptic ulcer. This decision, made on the advice of his medical advisors, concerns eight E Street Band concerts, mainly in the northeastern United States.

A personal apology was made by Bruce Springsteen himself, who expressed his deep disappointment in his fans. However, he assured that he would reschedule these canceled shows. Read on to learn the details of this postponement and learn more about the 73-year-old artist’s diagnosis.

All September concerts are postponed

In a statement posted on his Instagram account, Bruce Springsteen informed his fans that all concerts scheduled for September are canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date. The series of shows began on September 7 in Syracuse, New York.

“Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have postponed all performances currently scheduled for September 2023, beginning with tomorrow’s show scheduled at the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, New York,” the statement said. “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. »

Since beginning his tour in February 2023, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have performed in several cities across the United States and Europe. Their last concert was on September 3 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

What is a peptic ulcer?

A peptic ulcer is a condition in which painful sores or ulcers form in the lining of the stomach or the first part of the small intestine, called the duodenum. This condition is usually caused by two main factors: H. Pylori bacteria and the use of painkillers called NSAIDs.

According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Normally, a thick layer of mucus protects the stomach lining from the effects of its digestive juices. » However, H. Pylori bacteria can adhere to this mucus layer and cause inflammation. Additionally, frequent use of NSAIDs can wear away this protective layer, leading to ulcer formation.

The most common symptoms of a peptic ulcer are gnawing or burning pain in the middle or upper stomach between meals or at night, bloating, heartburn, nausea and vomiting. Some people are more predisposed to developing ulcers, including those who frequently use NSAIDs, have a family history of ulcers, regularly consume alcohol, smoke, or have medical conditions such as liver disease, kidneys or lungs.

Return planned on stage

In addition to apologizing to his fans, Bruce Springsteen referenced two planned concerts in Philadelphia that could not take place last month due to his illness. Dates for the postponed shows have not yet been announced, but ticket holders are encouraged to keep their tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled shows.

“Due to Bruce Springsteen’s illness, his concerts with The E Street Band at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on August 16 and 18 have been postponed,” said the statement shared on Instagram. “We are working on rescheduling dates, so please hold on to your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled shows. »

Other cities where shows have been postponed include Syracuse, NY, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Uncasville, CT, Albany, NY, Columbus, OH and Washington, DC. Despite the inconvenience caused by this situation, Bruce Springsteen assured his fans that he would soon return to the stage to offer new unforgettable moments.