Steven Van Zandt has given concerned Bruce Springsteen fans a health update after his latest tour was postponed.
Last month, Springsteen officially canceled and postponed all remaining shows to 2023, after recovering from peptic ulcer disease.
The 74-year-old “Dancing in the Dark” singer initially announced in early September that he would cancel the remainder of his concerts that month while undergoing treatment for the illness.
The disease causes ulcers in the stomach or small intestine, which may cause heartburn, nausea, and stomach pain.
In a new Instagram update on Wednesday (September 27), Springsteen shared his decision to forego the rest of his 2023 concerts as he continues to “steadily recover from his peptic ulcer disease over the past few weeks.”
The statement added that “he will continue treatment until the end of the year based on the doctor’s advice.” “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.”
Springsteen continued: “Thank you to all my friends and fans for your well wishes, encouragement and support. I’m doing well and can’t wait to see you all next year.”
When a fan sent his “best wishes” to Springsteen, whom his listeners called “The Boss,” Van Zandt, a member of the E Street Band, responded: “He’s much better thank you, Joe.”
All rescheduled 2023 shows will still take place at their original venues, with new dates announced now.
Those who cannot make the new dates have been given 30 days to request a refund from the original ticket companies, and existing tickets will remain valid for the newly announced dates.
The “Born to Run” singer-songwriter kicked off his tour on February 1 in Tampa, Florida, and was scheduled to resume on November 3 in Canada.
In July, Springsteen performed two tours of London’s Hyde Park, marking his first concerts in the city since 2016.
In her five-star review of The IndependentAnnabelle Nugent wrote: “How and why, after all these years, the musician, now 73, would still want to put himself through such a physically exhausting set is a mystery but it serves the 65,000 people in tonight’s crowd well. From the moment that As he and the E Street Band arrive on stage at 7 p.m., the race becomes a breathless race to the finish line.
“…Again, I ask myself: Has anyone on Earth aged better than Bruce Springsteen?”