Bruce Springsteen cancels shows over 'vocal issues' after 'hellacious' weather in UK

Bruce Springsteen has cancelled a series of dates due to "vocal issues", days after performing in what he described as "hellacious" weather in Sunderland.

bruce springsteen cancels shows over 'vocal issues' after 'hellacious' weather in uk

Bruce Springsteen. Pic: PA

The US star, 74, postponed shows in Marseille, Prague and Milan over the next fortnight, with his European tour set to resume in Madrid on 12 June.

In an Instagram post on Sunday, he said he was "recuperating comfortably" and he and the E Street Band "look forward to resuming their hugely successful European stadium tour".

bruce springsteen cancels shows over 'vocal issues' after 'hellacious' weather in uk

Sir Paul McCartney presented Bruce Springsteen with the Fellowship of The Ivors Academy. Pic: Dave Hogan/Hogan Media/Shutterstock

With "further examination" and "consulting", the statement also said, doctors determined Bruce "should not perform for the next 10 days".

Springsteen had played at Sunderland's Stadium of Light on Wednesday, where he admitted the weather was particularly wet.

As he was honoured at London's Ivor Novello Awards on Thursday, he said: "We just… came out of the plane in Sunderland last night, (it was) hellacious weather.

"Driving rain storm, the wind blowing, blowing, blowing, and standing… in front of me, in the rain, I realised: these are my people."

Springsteen also treated the audience to his song Thunder Road, after Sir Paul McCartney presented him with his Ivors Academy fellowship.

New dates for his postponed shows will be announced shortly, according to his Instagram account, and anyone seeking a refund "will be able to obtain it at their original point of purchase".

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He rescheduled dates in August last year in the US after he was taken ill, and cancelled planned concerts in March 2023 over other issues.

His first major tour in six years saw him play a headline gig in London's Hyde Park in July 2023.

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