Bruce Springsteen Forced To Postpone September Shows Amid Peptic Ulcer Symptoms


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have been forced to cancel all shows scheduled for September, after the singer was treated for “symptoms of peptic ulcer disease”. 

The Boss confirmed this unfortunate news via Twitter, formerly known as X, where he released a statement.

News of Springsteen’s illness was initially reported last month, after the singer was forced to postpone two US shows, after being taken ill.

“Due to Bruce Springsteen having been taken ill, his concerts with The E Street Band at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on August 16 and 18 have been postponed”, a statement read at the time.

Springsteen “heartbroken” To Cancel Shows

Following this, Springsteen has since shared another statement, confirming that all scheduled shows for this month, have been called off, on the advice of his medical team.

“Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have postponed all performances currently scheduled for September 2023, beginning with tomorrow’s (September 8) show scheduled for the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, N.Y”, a statement read.

The statement also added that Springsteen is being treated for “symptoms of peptic ulcer disease” and that “the decision of his medical advisors is that he should postpone the remainder of his September shows”. 

Springsteen also wrote in his own statement, “Over here on E Street, we’re heartbroken to have to postpone these shows. 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”. 

“We’ve been having a blast at our U.S. shows and we’re looking forward to more great times. We’ll be back soon”. 

Peptic ulcers have been described as open sores, which develop on the inside lining of the stomach, and the upper portion of your intestine.

It could also lead to a disease and internal bleeding, or in severe cases, a hole in the stomach wall, obstruction or even gastric cancer.

On the opening night of this US leg of the tour, Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to singer Robbie Robertson, who passed away last month aged 80. More here.