Rock ‘n’ roll icon Bruce Springsteen, after bravely postponing eight shows this September due to peptic ulcer disease, has now made the tough decision to officially delay all remaining 2023 tour dates, following his doctor’s advice. A heartfelt statement has been shared across Springsteen’s social media platforms, providing fans with an update on his health and offering insights into rescheduled dates and forthcoming information.
Embedded within the announcement is a quote from the resilient rocker himself: “Thanks to all my friends and fans for your good wishes, encouragement, and support. I’m on the mend and can’t wait to see you all next year.” It’s a testament to Springsteen’s enduring spirit and the anticipation of his return.
To understand the condition Bruce is facing, we turn to the Mayo Clinic, which defines peptic ulcer disease as “open sores that develop on the inside lining of your stomach and the upper portion of your small intestine.” The most common symptom is stomach pain, a persistent discomfort that undoubtedly necessitated this hiatus.. The Mayo Clinic also categorizes peptic ulcers into two types: gastric ulcers, which form on the inner stomach lining, and duodenal ulcers, which occur in the upper part of the small intestine. Springsteen, who celebrated his 74th birthday on September 23, is resolute in his commitment to recovery, with ongoing treatment throughout the rest of the year, as per the official statement.
Fans can take solace in knowing that rescheduled dates will be unveiled next week, and each show will return to its originally planned venue. For those with tickets who might not be able to attend the new date, there’s a 30-day window to request a refund once the revised tour stops are announced. Bruce’s unwavering spirit and dedication to his fans shine through this challenging time, promising a triumphant return in the near future.