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Bruce Springsteen Postpones Three Shows ‘Under Doctor’s Direction’

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Bruce Springsteen‘s concerts in Marseille, Prague and Milan have been called off on doctor’s orders.

On Saturday (May 25) Springsteen canceled his performance in Marseille, France, the same day the show was scheduled to take place, noting on Instagram that the postponement was “due to vocal issues.”

“Bruce is recuperating comfortably,” an update posted on Springsteen’s Instagram account said Sunday (May 26), but went on to announce that more tour dates were being postponed.

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“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 said. “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).”

The update said that new dates will be announced, but ticket holders who want a refund can obtain that through their original point of purchase.

In March, Springsteen and the E Street Band relaunched their world tour after a six-month break due to the singer’s battle with peptic ulcer disease. The rock icon had feared he might never perform live again.

“You sing with your diaphragm. My diaphragm was hurting so badly that when I went to make the effort to sing, it was killing me, you know?” he explained in an interview with E Street Radio. “So, I literally couldn’t sing at all, you know, and that lasted for two or three months, along with just a myriad of other painful problems.”

Springsteen said, “I was, during the course of it, before people told me, ‘Oh no. It’s gonna go away, and you’re gonna be OK,’ you know, you’re thinking like, ‘Hey, am I gonna sing again?’ and you know, this is one of the things I love to do the best, the most, and right now I can’t do it. You know, I can’t do it, and it took a while for the doctors to say, ‘Oh no. You’re gonna be OK.’ At first, nobody was quite saying that, which made me nervous, you know, and at the end of the day, I found some great doctors, and they straightened me out, and I can’t do anything but thank them all.”

According to Sunday’s update, Springsteen and the E Street Band are currently set to resume their stadium tour in Madrid on June 12.

See Springsteen’s upcoming tour dates on his official website.





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