Rock legend Bruce Springsteen has postponed the next three weeks of his U.S. tour due to a recurrence of peptic ulcer disease. The 73-year-old singer-songwriter announced the news in a statement on his website, saying he was “deeply disappointed” to have to reschedule the shows.
Peptic ulcer disease is a condition in which the lining of the stomach or small intestine is damaged, causing pain, bleeding, and other symptoms. It is often caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, but it can also be caused by certain medications or by smoking.
Springsteen said he was diagnosed with peptic ulcer disease in 2016 and had been taking medication to manage it. However, he said the condition flared up again recently and he has been advised to rest and undergo further treatment.
The postponed shows are scheduled to take place in August and September in cities across the United States. Springsteen said he hopes to reschedule the shows as soon as possible.
The news of Springsteen’s illness has saddened fans, but many have expressed their support for the singer-songwriter. “Get well soon, Bruce!” wrote one fan on Twitter. “We’ll be waiting for you.”
Springsteen is one of the most popular and successful musicians in the world. He has sold over 150 million records and won 20 Grammy Awards. He is known for his energetic live performances and his passionate songwriting.
This is not the first time Springsteen has had to postpone shows due to illness. In 2016, he canceled a tour after being diagnosed with a herniated disc.
Springsteen is expected to make a full recovery and resume his tour in the fall.
Here are some more details about this article:
- Why did Bruce Springsteen postpone his tour?
Bruce Springsteen postponed his tour due to a recurrence of peptic ulcer disease. Peptic ulcer disease is a condition in which the lining of the stomach or small intestine is damaged, causing pain, bleeding, and other symptoms. It is often caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, but it can also be caused by certain medications or by smoking.
- How serious is peptic ulcer disease?
Peptic ulcer disease can be serious if it is not treated. However, it is usually a treatable condition. With medication and lifestyle changes, most people with peptic ulcer disease can make a full recovery.
- How long will Bruce Springsteen be out of action?
Bruce Springsteen has not said how long he will be out of action. However, he said he is hoping to reschedule the postponed shows as soon as possible.
- What can fans do to support Bruce Springsteen?
Fans can support Bruce Springsteen by wishing him a speedy recovery and by being patient while he is on the mend. They can also show their support by buying his music or attending his concerts when he is able to resume his tour.
- What are the symptoms of peptic ulcer disease?
The symptoms of peptic ulcer disease can vary from person to person. However, some common symptoms include: * Abdominal pain, often worse when the stomach is empty * Heartburn * Nausea and vomiting * Bloating * Weight loss
- How is peptic ulcer disease treated?
Peptic ulcer disease is usually treated with medication. The most common medications are proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach. Other medications that may be used include antibiotics, if the ulcer is caused by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori.
- What lifestyle changes can help prevent peptic ulcer disease?
There are a number of lifestyle changes that can help prevent peptic ulcer disease. These include: * Quitting smoking * Eating a healthy diet * Avoiding foods that trigger symptoms * Taking antacids as needed