Bruce Springsteen Being Treated for Peptic Ulcer Disease

Bruce Springsteen recently announced that the rest of his September shows for his 2023 tour with the E Street Band have been postponed as he is treated for symptoms of peptic ulcer disease.

By Elyse Dupre Sep 07, 2023 12:09 PMTags
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Bruce Springsteen is taking a temporary step back from the stage.

The singer, 73, recently announced that he and his E Street Band have postponed the rest of their September shows as he receives medical care.

"Mr. Springsteen is being treated for symptoms of peptic ulcer disease," a statement posted to his Instagram account Sept. 6 read, "and the decision of his medical advisors is that he should postpone the remainder of his September shows."

(According to Mayo Clinic, "Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the inside lining of your stomach and the upper portion of your small intestine," with the most common symptom being stomach pain).

In his message to his followers, Springsteen expressed how he appreciates the love from his fans as he focuses on his health

"Over here on E Street, we're heartbroken to have to postpone these shows," he stated. "First, apologies to our fabulous Philly fans who we missed a few weeks ago. We'll be back to pick these shows up and then some. Thank you for your understanding and support." 

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The Boss also reiterated that he plans to return to the stage as soon as he can. 

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"We've been having a blast at our US shows and we're looking forward to more great times," he added. "We'll be back soon. Love and God bless all, Bruce."

This isn't the first time Springsteen has had to postpone part of his tour this year. Back in August, the Grammy winner had to miss two shows in Philadelphia after it was announced that he had "taken ill."

And as Springsteen is now treated for symptoms of peptic ulcer disease, fans are sending him their well-wishes. 

"Health first," one commenter wrote underneath his post. "Take your time boss." Added another, "Get well soon Bruce!!"

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