At the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Steven Van Zandt, a member of the E Street Band, gave an update on Bruce Springsteen’s health in an interview with People. Despite his recovery from peptic ulcer disease, Springsteen, 74, is said to be in “great shape.” Van Zandt said, “We’re gonna come back stronger than ever in March,” expressing optimism about the band’s next tour. When considering the intensity of their first half-year tour, Van Zandt speculated that it might have been the most intense ever. He gave supporters his word that they would be back with all of their strength and hinted at some intense shows. In addition, he spoke about the band’s continuing live presence, calling it “wonderful,” particularly considering that they had been unsure about their reunion for seven years.
Van Zandt went on to commend the band’s songwriting skills, attributing their longevity and the instant sellouts of their performances to it. He brought up recent albums by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, emphasizing the enduring influence of musicians who are committed to their work. Their devoted following has undoubtedly responded favorably to this pledge, guaranteeing a successful return. The health update follows Springsteen’s announcement in late September that the remaining dates of his 2023 tour would be postponed due to his treatment for peptic ulcer illness. Springsteen called his illness a “monster” and expressed his gratitude to his fans for their understanding during his SiriusXM E Street Radio broadcast. He was optimistic about getting back on stage and performing the shows that had been postponed despite the difficulties.