Bruce Springsteen postpones all remaining 2023 tour dates as he focuses on his health throughout the rest of the year, following advice from his doctor.
Bruce Springsteen is continuing to make his health his top priority, following the advice of his doctors as he recovers from peptic ulcer disease. A statement on his website posted Wednesday announced that his remaining 2023 tour dates with The E Street Band will be postponed until next year as he continues “treatment through the rest of the year on doctor’s advice.” The news follows the 74-year-old rock legend’s announcement weeks ago that he would postpone his September dates while he received treatment for ongoing health issues.
“Bruce Springsteen has continued to recover steadily from peptic ulcer disease over the past few weeks and will continue treatment through the rest of the year on doctor’s advice,” said the statement. “With this in mind, and out of an abundance of caution, all remaining 2023 tour dates for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will be postponed until 2024.”
“Thanks to all my friends and fans for your good wishes, encouragement, and support,” said the Boss in a personal statement to fans. “I’m on the mend and can’t wait to see you all next year.”
The statement says new dates for all postponed shows will be announced next week, with the shows held at the same venues. Refunds will be available for 30 days upon request at the point of purchase once rescheduled dates are announced.
Initially, Springsteen was forced to postpone two shows in Philadelphia in August after he had “taken ill,” later disclosed to be peptic ulcer disease when he needed to postpone more shows in September.
“We’ll be back to pick these shows up and then some,” he said. “Thank you for your understanding and support. We’ve been having a blast at our US shows and we’re looking forward to more great times. We’ll be back soon.”