Bruce Springsteen postpones September shows due to peptic ulcer disease symptoms
Bruce Springsteen has postponed all of his September concert dates as he is treated for symptoms of peptic ulcer disease.
The 73-year-old singer’s statement on Instagram said that he and the E Street Band were “heartbroken” to have to postpone the shows, but that his medical advisers had made the decision for him to take time off to focus on his health.
Peptic ulcer disease is a condition that causes sores to develop in the lining of the stomach or small intestine. Symptoms can include pain in the upper abdomen, nausea, vomiting, and heartburn.
According to reports, the rock legend’s statement did not specify what symptoms he was experiencing, but he said that he was “looking forward to getting better soon and returning to the stage.”
The postponed shows include nine dates in the United States, starting with a performance in Syracuse, New York, on Thursday, September 7. The tour was originally scheduled to end on September 29 in Washington, D.C.
Springsteen and the E Street Band have been on tour since February in support of their latest album, Letter to You. The tour has been met with rave reviews, and the band has sold out most of the shows.