Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band announced they would postpone all remaining 2023 tour dates until 2024, under doctor’s advice.
“Bruce Springsteen has continued to recover steadily from peptic ulcer disease over the past few weeks and will continue treatment through the rest of the year,” the artist’s social media pages stated on Wednesday.
Springsteen had announced earlier this month that all of his September shows – including Albany, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and other stops across the Northeast – would be postponed while he underwent the initial treatment for the debilitating and dangerous disease.
The rescheduled dates will be announced next week, all at the same venues they were originally scheduled for. Tickets posted for the original dates will still be valid for the rescheduled ones, and will be refundable within 30 days of the new date announcements for those unable to attend the rescheduled shows.
“Thanks to all my friends and fans for your good wishes, encouragement, and support,” Springsteen himself stated in the social media post. “I’m on the mend and can’t wait to see you all next year.”
Springsteen’s 2023 tour began in Tampa on Feb. 1 with a 28-song marathon, ending the artist’s six-year hiatus. His illness first became public knowledge in May.
Peptic ulcer disease causes dangerous sores to open in the stomach lining and small intensities, causing additional symptoms such as heartburn and abdominal pain, and potential complications such as bleeding and ruptures. Treatment uses proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec to heal the ulcers, typically over the course of a month or two. The disease impacts roughly 8 million people worldwide.