Why Has Bruce Springsteen Been Canceling Concerts?

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Legendary singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen has been forced to cancel eight concerts scheduled for later this month. What’s causing the cancellations? Here’s everything we know about Bruce Springsteen’s health concerns and the status of his tour with the E Street Band.

What’s causing the concert cancellations?

Bruce Springsteen has been forced to postpone all of his concerts scheduled for September of this year because the 73-year-old musician is being treated for symptoms of peptic ulcer disease. This has sparked concerns among his fans about his health, and many fans have taken to social media to show their concern and wish Springsteen a speedy recovery.

Peptic ulcer disease is a medical condition that causes open sores in the stomach or small intestine. The disease can cause abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, and vomiting. Peptic ulcers are fairly common and are found in as much as 4% of the population.

Where is Bruce Springsteen touring? Is he back on tour now?

Springsteen has been on tour with the E Street Band since February of this year. The group performed across the United States and Europe through the earlier months of the year before returning back to the U.S. for the fall.

If and when the tour resumes, Springsteen and the band have scheduled performances throughout Canada and the Southwestern United States. Their next planned concert is in Vancouver, British Columbia on November 3. The tour will take them through Toronto and Montreal and other major Canadian cities, then down to Phoenix, Arizona and several cities in California, ending in San Francisco on December 12.

Other celebrities with health scares this year

Springsteen is not the only celebrity who has faced health scares this year. Madonna was hospitalized in the ICU for a few days in June after contracting a bacterial infection. Elton John spent a night at the hospital recently after falling at his villa in Nice, France, and he had hip surgery in 2021 after a previous fall.

Former One Direction member Liam Payne has postponed his South American tour due to a serious kidney infection that he’s been dealing with for the last month. Additionally, Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams suffered a lung infection that forced her to cancel several tour dates in August, and the band is now taking a break from touring.

Springsteen’s new video supporting a Kenyan hospital

In other news, Springsteen recently appeared in a video supporting the Lwala Community Hospital Endowment, which would support healthcare in the rural Western Kenya community of Lwala for generations to come. The hospital was founded by brothers Milton and Fred Ochieng, who grew up in the village of Lwala and were able to go to Dartmouth College and Vanderbilt Medical School after villagers held a fundraiser for them.

The Lwala Community Hospital now serves thousands of patients every year and has been recognized globally by ABC World News, among others. In the video, Springsteen said that he hopes people will join him in being part of a legacy that will outlive us all.