Springsteen leaves the stage temporarily due to illness


American rocker Bruce Springsteen has decided to postpone all his concerts for the rest of the year until next year. He is currently receiving treatment for stomach ulcers.

The 74-year-old rocker is on the road to recovery, but will have to undergo treatment for the rest of the year on doctor’s advice.

“Thank you to all my friends and fans for your good wishes, encouragement and support. I’m on the mend and can’t wait to see you all next year,” Springsteen said in a statement on Wednesday.

Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the inside of the stomach wall and the upper part of the small intestine. The most common symptom is abdominal pain.

Springsteen, also known as “The Boss”, has been on tour with his E Street Band since the beginning of the year.

However, he announced earlier this month that he will have to postpone all his concerts for September in the US due to his illness. He also postponed two shows in August.

New dates for each of the 2023 shows, including those postponed earlier this month, will be announced next week.

Springsteen, known for mega hits such as “Born to Run”, “Tougher than the Rest” and “Dancing in the Dark”, has sold more than 150 million albums.

The rocker is also known for his marathon shows. His longest concert lasted more than four hours; it was an unforgettable performance that he gave in 2012 in Helsinki.

Just before the announcement about his illness, Springsteen gave an uninterrupted three-hour show in his home state, New Jersey, under a full late summer moon and at one stage tore his shirt open to the delight of tens of thousands of fans.