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Bruce Springsteen postponing September tour dates to treat peptic ulcer disease

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Bruce Springsteen has postponed all of his performances in September as he undergoes treatment for peptic ulcer disease. The announcement comes weeks the singer canceled two concerts in Philadelphia due to an undisclosed illness.  According to Mayo Clinic, peptic ulcers are open sores that develop inside the lining of one’s stomach and the upper portion of the small intestine, with the most common symptom being stomach pain: “Stomach acid makes the pain worse, as does having an empty stomach … less often, ulcers may cause severe symptoms like vomiting, dark blood in stool, nausea or trouble breathing.”

Springsteen and The E Street Band announced the news on their social media on Sept. 6: “Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have postponed all performances currently scheduled for September 2023, beginning with tomorrow’s show scheduled for the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, New York. Mr. Springsteen is being treated for symptoms of peptic ulcer disease and the decision of his medical advisors is that he should postpone the remainder of his September shows.”

Springsteen personally noted that his medical advisors advised him to take off the rest of the month to focus on his health: “Over here on E Street, we’re heartbroken to have to postpone these shows. First, apologies to our fabulous Philly fans who we missed a few weeks ago. We’ll be back to pick these shows up and then some. 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.”

The impacted shows include Syracuse, New York, (Sept. 7); Baltimore, Maryland, (Sept. 9); Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, (Sept. 12 and 14); Uncasville, Connecticut, (Sept. 16); Albany, New York, (Sept. 19); Columbus, Ohio, (Sept. 21); and Washington, DC, (Sept. 29).   Springsteen’s website states that ‘Ticketholders will receive information regarding rescheduled dates for the postponed shows.’

As of press time, Springsteen and The E Street Band are set to resume touring on Nov. 3 in Vancouver.

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