Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced that their 2023 tour will be postponed until 2024 due to the singer’s ongoing recovery from peptic ulcer disease. The decision, made out of caution, comes after Springsteen delayed his September 2023 dates to seek treatment for symptoms related to the disease. The postponed shows include stops in various cities such as Baltimore, Philadelphia, Albany, and Syracuse, as well as Canadian dates and a West Coast run. Rescheduled concerts will be announced soon and will take place at the original venues.
Peptic ulcer disease can pose serious health risks, including bleeding and emergency situations such as perforation of the ulcer through the stomach. Treatment typically involves the use of proton pump inhibitors to heal the ulcers within a few weeks. According to Dr. Lawrence Kosinski of the American Gastroenterological Association, people who receive treatment for peptic ulcer disease can make a full recovery. Springsteen expressed his gratitude for the support and well wishes from his fans and friends, stating that he is on the mend and looking forward to seeing everyone next year.
This is not the first time news of Springsteen’s illness has emerged, as he previously postponed three dates in May of this year. The 2023 tour, which marked his first tour in six years, began in February in Tampa, Florida, with an energetic arena show that included beloved classics such as “Born to Run” and “Glory Days.” Despite the setback, fans eagerly await the rescheduled tour dates and look forward to witnessing Springsteen’s iconic performances once he has fully recovered.