Bruce Springsteen has opened up in his new autobiography, which is due out later this month.
In the autobiography, titled Born To Run, the musician discusses his battle with depression, “One of the points I’m making in the book is that, whoever you’ve been and wherever you’ve been, it (depression) never leaves you,” he then said, “I always picture it as a car. All your selves are in it. And a new self can get in, but the old selves can’t ever get out. The important thing is, who’s got their hands on the wheel at any given moment?”
Springsteen added that the illness makes him think of his father’s battle with the disease, “You don’t know the illness’s parameters. Can I get sick enough to where I become a lot more like my father than I thought I might?”
The singer-songwriter goes on to talk about having to get surgery to fix a problem with his neck, which was affecting his guitar playing. The surgery involved Springsteen having his throat cut open and vocal chords tied off, which left him unable to sing for three months post-surgery. The boss said that the surgery has “been very successful for me.”
Springsteen recently discussed the follow-up to 2012’s Wreaking Ball and he is hoping to release it in 2017. Speaking to Vanity Fair about the new album’s sound, the musician said “Pop records with a lot of strings and instrumentation. So the record is somewhat in that vein.”
Born to Run is due for release on 27th September.
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