Bruce Springsteen ‘heartbroken’ over postponed shows due to peptic ulcer disease

Publish Date
Friday, 29 September 2023, 1:30PM
Photo / AP

Photo / AP

The Boss is taking an unexpected breather and postponing the remainder of his 2023 shows, citing doctors’ orders.

Bruce Springsteen announced on his website earlier this month that he was postponing shows for the remainder of September while he was treated for symptoms of “peptic ulcer disease.”

The disease causes ulcers to form in the stomach or small intestine that can cause heartburn, nausea and stomach pain.


Bruce and his band will reveal the new, postponed dates in the upcoming weeks.

“When the new 2024 dates are announced, those unable to attend on the new date who purchased their tickets through official ticketing companies have 30 days to request a refund,” a statement from the band reads.

“All tickets for postponed performances will remain valid for the newly announced dates.”

In a personal statement, Bruce added, “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.”

Earlier in his tour, the 73-year-old left fans concerned when he took a tumble on stage while performing in Amsterdam in June.

During the performance of his hit song Ghosts, a fan captured the moment the star stumbled on the stage stairs, causing the crowd to gasp. Still holding his guitar, the star rolled over and lay on his back while his band and stage crew came to help.

Thankfully he wasn’t hurt and laughed off the fall before getting to his feet and telling applauding fans, “Goodnight everybody”.

Sharing the moment on Twitter, one fan wrote, “Thank goodness nothing happened to Bruce Springsteen when he fell on stage last night,” while another wrote “I’m glad he’s ok! I like the Brucester!!”

A third joked “he fell because the jeans are still too tight!”

We hope his recovery continues smoothly!


- Written by Coast with additional reporting from AP

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