Bruce Springsteen’s beloved mother has passed away at the age of 98, the music legend confirmed.
The 74-year-old ‘Dancing in the Dark’ hitmaker on Thursday issued a heartbreaking statement in which he revealed his mom, Adele, had passed on 13 years after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
Announcing the tragic news, Bruce shared a video showing him dancing with his frail mother to the beat of his song The Wish which he previously dedicated to his mom.
“Adele Springsteen – May 4, 1925 – January 31, 2024,” he wrote in his post.
“I remember in the morning mom hearing your alarm clock ring. I’d lie in bed and listen to you getting ready for work, the sound of your makeup case on the sink. And the ladies at the office all lipstick, perfume and rustling skirts, how proud and happy you always looked walking home from work.
“It ain’t no phone call on Sunday, flowers or a Mother’s Day card. It ain’t no house on the hill with a garden and a nice little yard. I’ve got my hot rod down on Bond Street I’m older but you’ll know me in a glance. We’ll find us a Little rock ‘n roll bar and we’ll go out and dance.”
Back in 2021, Springsteen opened up about Adele’s Alzheimer’s battle as he admitted his mother’s passion for dancing never left her.
“My mother loves to dance. She grew up in the ‘40s… [with] the big bands and the swing bands, and that was a time when dancing was an existential act,” he said during his Broadway show.
“She’s 95 and she’s 10 years into Alzheimer’s and that’s taken a lot away from us. But the need to dance hasn’t left her.
“She can’t speak. She can’t stand. She can’t feed herself. But when she sees me, there is always a smile. Still a smile. And there’s still a kiss. And there’s a sound which she makes when she sees me. It’s just the sound but I know it means ‘I love you.’”
Bruce went on to say that dancing is an “essential part” of his mother’s spirit and that “life’s beauty never deserted her” despite everything that she had suffered.
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