Bruce Springsteen Cancels Four European Dates Due to Vocal Issues—Doctor’s Orders

Bruce Springsteen cancels European tour dates due to vocal issues
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Bruce Springsteen cancels European tour dates due to vocal issues
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Bruce Springsteen has postponed four shows on his European tour on advice from his doctor. Shows in Marseille, France, Prague, Czechia, and Milan, Italy are impacted.

Springsteen’s team posted the news on his website and Instagram stating, “Following yesterday’s postponement in Marseille due to vocal issues, further examination and consulting has led doctors to determine that Bruce should not perform for the next ten days,” the statement reads. “With this in mind, additional postponements are required for Airport Letnany in Prague, and San Siro Stadium in Milan.”

New dates for these shows will be announced shortly, while fans who want a refund for the impacted dates can do so. “Bruce is recuperating comfortably and he and the E Street Band look forward to resuming their hugely successful European stadium tour on June 12 in Madrid at the magnificent Civitas Metropolitan,” the statement concludes.

The postponement comes just a few months after Bruce Springsteen resumed the U.S. leg of his tour following all dates being canceled in September 2023. Springsteen revealed he was diagnosed with peptic ulcer disease—necessitating a break from the tour. Springsteen recently opened up about that diagnosis on an episode of SiriusXM’s “E Street Radio with Jim Rotolo.”

“Before people told me, ‘oh no, it’s going to go away and you’re going to be ok.’ [But] you’re thinking like, ‘hey am I gonna sing again?” Springsteen told Rotolo. “And you know, this is one of the things I love to do the best, the most right now—and I can’t do it.”

Springsteen isn’t the only singer facing health issues. In May 2023, Celine Dion announced the total cancellation of her ‘Courage World Tour’ following her diagnosis with stiff person syndrome. The 55-year-old singer was diagnosed in 2022 and recently revealed she almost died. Dion details a physical and vocal therapy regimen she has undergone after being diagnosed with the rare neurological disorder in an upcoming documentary.