Bruce Springsteen Cancels Concert Hours Before Show

Bruce Springsteen
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Bruce Springsteen canceled his concert hours before he was set to take the stage at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Wednesday due to an unknown illness.

The 73-year-old singer’s X account let his 1.3 million followers know that he had “taken ill” and would be postponing the August 16 show and another scheduled for Friday. Both were part of the “Springsteen & E Street Band 2023 Tour.”

“Due to Bruce Springsteen having been taken ill, his concerts with The E Street Band at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on August 16 and 18 have been postponed,” Springsteen wrote.

“We are working on rescheduling the dates so please hold on to your tickets as they will be valid for the rescheduled shows,” he added.

Looking on the “Born In the U.S.A.” hitmaker’s social media accounts, there is no other information as to what kind of illness the singer is dealing with or the dates for the rescheduled shows.

The post was made around 2 p.m. with things set to start at 7:30 p.m. Fans who made the trip to go to the concert reacted on social media to the short notice, Fox News noted.


“Flew all the way from Sweden to see this concert,” one wrote.

Another person added, “Sorry to hear about Bruce being ill, that sux!”

While another shared, “But when and how are refund details going to be available? I am in town from London (UK) and have 6 tix to Friday’s Bruce show, how do I get my $2K+ back?”

Springsteen’s next scheduled tour date is set for August 24, 2023 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, according to his website.

The tour kicked off in February in Florida, and in March the “Dancing In the Dark” singer postponed a handful of shows due to another illness, the outlet noted.

Shows in Albany, New York, Columbus, Ohio and Uncasville, Connecticut, were postponed with an announcement similar to Wednesday’s, with no information as to what kind of health issue forced the postponement.

His tour is set to conclude in December in San Francisco following several stops in Canada, Arizona, and throughout California.

Related: Ticketmaster Responds To Fans Irate About $5K Bruce Springsteen Tickets, Insists Most Of Them Are Cheaper

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