Bruce Springsteen Delays US Tour for Peptic Ulcer Treatment

Health concerns sideline legendary rocker's tour plans

by Nouman Rasool
Bruce Springsteen Delays US Tour for Peptic Ulcer Treatment
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Legendary rock musician, Bruce Springsteen, has announced the postponement of the remaining US tour dates set for September as he seeks medical attention for a peptic ulcer. At 73, the iconic "Born to Run" singer already cancelled two performances in August, with eight more originally lined up for the month of September.

According to an official statement released by his team, the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer "is currently receiving treatment for symptoms associated with peptic ulcer disease. Based on the recommendations from his medical team, it's in his best interest to delay the remaining performances scheduled for September."

Understanding Peptic Ulcer Symptoms

Peptic ulcers are characterized by painful sores that develop in the stomach lining or the small intestine.

They're known to trigger a range of discomforting symptoms. As outlined by the NHS, these include a burning or gnawing sensation in the abdomen, indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, and nausea. Expressing his disappointment, the rock icon emphasized his bond with fans and his dedication to live performances.

"My E Street Band and I are truly heartbroken to make this call. First and foremost, a heartfelt apology to our loyal Philly [Philadelphia] fans who we unfortunately missed out on a few weeks back. Rest assured, we will make it up to you with not just the shows you missed but more." Further elaborating on the bond with his fans, Springsteen said, "Your understanding and continuous support mean the world to us.

The energy and love at our US concerts have been unparalleled, and we're eagerly waiting to relive those moments. We promise to return soon." While the September segment of his tour faced disruptions, fans can find solace in the fact that Springsteen had already earmarked October for a break.

He is set to resume his electrifying performances, taking his tour northwards to Canada in November. Given the rockstar's enduring spirit and the unwavering support of his fans, the Canadian leg of his tour promises to be an unforgettable experience.