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Bruce Springsteen has postponed the remainder of his 2023 tour as he recovers from a peptic ulcer.

The 74-year-old rock icon, who celebrated his birthday last week, will now perform the remaining tour dates with backing band E Street in 2024.

It was announced on the Born To Run singer’s website that he “has continued to recover steadily” from the disease over the past few weeks and “will continue treatment through the rest of the year on doctor’s advice”.

The measure to postpone the shows was taken “out of an abundance of caution”, according to the statement.

Springsteen, also known as The Boss, thanked his friends and fans for their “good wishes, encouragement, and support”.

He added: “I’m on the mend and can’t wait to see you all next year.”

Earlier this month, the Golden Globe-winning musician announced he would be postponing his September shows which were due to take place at multiple venues around the US throughout the month including Washington DC, Baltimore, Connecticut and Ohio.

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He was being treated for symptoms relating to the ulcer at the time – a disease characterised by open sores developing in the lining of the stomach or small intestine which can produce heartburn, nausea and serious stomach pain.

The newly postponed shows include Canadian dates and performances in Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.

Rescheduled concerts will be announced this week and will take place at the original venues.

The tour which commenced on 1 February in Florida is Springsteen’s first in six years.

His latest performance before complications began was in his home state of New Jersey, where he performed a three-night stand to seas of fans.

His worldwide tour has flown him to Europe, including London.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performing on stage at BST Hyde Park in London. Picture date: Thursday July 6, 2023.
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Bruce Springsteen at BST Hyde Park

The shows marked Springsteen and the E Street Band’s first tour since February 2017, and their first in North America since September 2016.

They headlined the British Summertime Festival in London’s Hyde Park in July, to an audience including eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, Peter Gabriel, Billy Joel and Jon Bon Jovi.

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