Saturday, March 2, 2024

Bruce Springsteen, Sidelined by Peptic Ulcer, “Was Playing in Pain All the Time,” Says Stevie van Zandt


As Bruce Springseen’s fans know, he had to cancel all his tour dates from September through the end of the year because of a peptic ulcer.

Now his longtime friend and bandmate Stevie van Zandt reveals that Bruce “was in pain the whole time” they were doing shows this summer. van Zandt and his cool wife, Maureen, are guests on the Naked Lunch podcast that drops tonight.

Naked Lumch is hosted by two of my favorite guys, Phil Rosenthal (creator of “Everyone Loves Raymond”) and David Wild, writer of all the hip awards shows and music events on TV.

Here’s a clip from tonight’s show:

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

Read more

In Other News