Bruce Springsteen, 74, breaks silence after being forced to postpone European gigs due to 'vocal issues'

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen has released a video about the postponement of his gigs

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 28/05/2024

- 11:46

Updated: 28/05/2024

- 12:39

'The Boss' has left thousands of fans devastated

Bruce Springsteen, 74, has released a video message to his fans after being forced to postpone a number of dates in the European leg of his world tour.

The Dancing in the Dark hitmaker was penned in to perform in Marseille, Prague and Milan in the coming days but now ticket-holders have been left disappointed.

News of the postponement was announced over the weekend and late on Monday, Springsteen took to Instagram to share a video addressing the decision.

"We will be back," he penned in the accompanying caption to the video in which he said: "Hey, this is Bruce Springsteen. I'm in Marseille.

"Unfortunately, I could not sing for you but we will be back to Marseille, to Prague and to Milan to give you the show of your life. That I promise you.

"In the meantime, I'd like to thank our Irish fans, our British fans, and our fans in Wales for giving us a series of shows that were deeply memorable and we just had great times there.

"We'll be back, coming back to Madrid and Barcelona where we plan to rock you into the ground! Alright, be seeing you soon. Bye-bye."

Springsteen's recorded statement comes after he and the band had to reveal doctors' orders urged him not to perform for at least 10 days.

"Following yesterday's postponement in Marseille due to vocal issues, further examination and consulting has led doctors to determine that Bruce should not perform for the next ten days," the statement began.

"With this in mind, additional postponements are required for Airport Letnany in Prague (originally scheduled for May 28) and San Siro Stadium in Milan (originally scheduled for June 1 and 3)."

However, Springsteen assured fans: "New dates for these shows will be announced shortly. Those wishing a refund will be able to obtain it at their original point of purchase.

"Bruce is recuperating comfortably, and he and the E Street Band look forward to resuming their hugely successful European stadium tour on June 12 in Madrid at the magnificent Civitas Metropolitan."

This isn't the first time 'The Boss' has had to put gigs on hold due to health problems.

Back in September 2023, he released a statement confirming he and the band wouldn't be able to carry out a leg of the tour in the USA.

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen is out of action for at least 10 days


Springsteen said he was "heartbroken" at the time while receiving treatment for "symptoms of peptic ulcer disease".

The 74-year-old had recovered enough to embark on a worldwide tour this year before his recent vocal issues put a stop to his performances.

Starting in the US back in March, Springsteen had performed shows in the UK and Ireland before having to postpone his gigs.

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