Friday, June 21, 2024

Bruce Springsteen Postpones More Shows After Playing UK in Pouring Rain, Then Performing Next Day and Accepting Award at Ceremony


Bruce Springsteen overdid it, and now he’s paying the price.

Springsteen and the E Street Band have cancelled two more shows — in Prague and Milan — after suddenly postponing Marseille. They say they’ll return to work on June 12th in Madrid. That’s two weeks from now.

The band played a three hour show in Sunderland, England in pouring rain. The next day Springsteen accepted the Ivor Award in London — the first international songwriter to receive the distinction. Sir Paul McCartney inducted him.

At the ceremony, Springsteen’s voice was cracking and sounded scratchy.

Bruce sent himself and his health issues up on “Curb Your Enthusiasm” this past season. He’ll probably get an Emmy nomination for it. But message to Bruce: this is real life! Take care of yourself!

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.

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