I don’t think I have ever seen the headline: will Bruce Springsteen throat surgery, band Covid affect Boston date?
The concert and music world have our collective eyes on The E Street Band’s Thursday night Philly date. After postponing Columbus last week, Connecticut Sunday, and Albany Tuesday, the Northeast is sitting on the edge of our seat. The Pennsylvania dates hang in the balance. THEN, what about Boston, Monday night? Covid, hit the band in February when Little Steven missed a Dallas show. But, the show went on, finding a replacement for Steven Van Zant. But shock ensued when Columbus POSTPONED, with NO SHOW. That could only mean one of two things: TOO many band members are sick, or BRUCE himself came down something that prohibited him to perform. Lips, are tight, and NO one is talking if in fact Bruce has Covid.
What I and many didn’t know, is that Bruce had throat surgery.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Springsteen opened up about the throat surgery and depression he went through. According to musictimes.com:
For his throat surgery, he revealed that he had to receive an operation to fix the chronic numbness in his left side that affected him whenever he played the guitar. During the procedure, the doctors cut his throat open and tied his vocal cords temporarily so that they could insert the disc into his neck. To allow himself to recuperate, he stopped singing for three months. Although the surgery was “nerve-racking” for him, it was a successful one at the same time.
Add to that, Bruce admitted his struggles with mental illness, with two mental breakdowns, one at the age of 32, and again in his 60’s. He was very revealing in the interview.
Well, now at 73, what’s most important is that Bruce, gets better, and that the Bruce Springsteen throat surgery, and the affects, are in the rear window of his pink Cadillac.