Bruce Springsteen was allegedly forced to cancel a number of shows across the US after falling seriously ill amid his health battle.
The 73-year-old rocker pulled the plug on his September concerts in a bid to undergo treatment for peptic ulcer disease which comes just days after COVID-19 diagnosis made the singer cancel his Philadelphia engagements.
An insider close to the legendary musician now claimed that Bruce’s doctors and close ones urged him to take a break from performing and focus on his recovery.
“Bruce has had a rough couple of years. He’s had COVID several times and even had to pull the plug on shows in August due to getting the latest strain,” a source told DailyMail.com.
“This was just a couple of weeks ago and it really takes a toll on someone of his age.”
The insider also said Springsteen was urged to take a step back so that “something worse doesn’t happen” to him. They further explained that the Born to Run star “hasn’t been the same” medically speaking ever since his 2013 throat surgery.
“It has really had an impact on his overall well-being. Everyone wants him to just focus on his health and not push himself,” the source added.
“Bruce hates not being able to do what he loves. Although an ulcer doesn’t sound serious, it can be and can require surgery.”
Another source spoke out and claimed that the iconic singer feels “very uncomfortable” about his inability to perform on the stage.
Nevertheless, the source reassured the publication that Bruce isn’t dying and that he “isn’t hiding” any other conditions.
“Bruce is in amazing shape and with this setback, it just sucks because once Bruce is in tour, he fully encompasses himself with it,” they explained.
“It is who he is, so this bump in the road frustrates the hell out of him, but his stubborn nature was nurtured by his bandmates and wife who convinced him to get healthy now so something worse doesn’t happen down the line.”
What are your thoughts on this news? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this post with your family and friends. For more news and stories, follow us on Facebook!