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By journalsofus.com


“BRUCEEE!” – Or Ellen DeGeneres?

Bruce Springsteen appeared at his first show in several months looking unrecognizable – and a bit like Tilda Swinton.

Dressed in a half-button red flannel and dark jeans, the “Born to Run” musician, 74, returned to tour on Tuesday in Phoenix, Arizona, after postponing shows due to his peptic ulcer disease.

Bruce Springsteen left many fans speechless Tuesday night when The Boss took to the stage for the first time with a brand new look. ohioreels/youtube
Some users on X (formerly Twitter) joked that he looked like Ellen DeGeneres. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Live Nation

Springsteen’s once toned and tanned upper body appeared paler than usual, and his hair was gray and dull.

Many X (formerly Twitter) users were surprised by the singer’s appearance.

“She’s Tilda Swinton,” one person commented.

“When I say I thought it was Megan Rapinoe, I’m not even trying to be funny,” a second person said, referring to the former USWNT winger. Who retired in November 2023 after injury.

“Is that Ellen DeGeneres,” a third person chimed in, while a fourth said the singer “looks terrible.”

The Post has contacted Springsteen for comment.

Springsteen’s appearance Tuesday was his first time on stage since canceling his 2023 concert. Michael Chow/The Republic/USA TODAY Network

Tuesday’s show at the Footprint Center marked the first time the “Born in the USA” singer performed with the E Street Band since September 2023. At that time, Springsteen announced that he was postponing the show after suffering from peptic ulcer disease.

According to the Associated Press, Springsteen spoke briefly about his illness at the end of his nearly three-hour set, which included all of his greatest hits.

Springsteen told the angry crowd, “Phoenix, first of all I want to apologize if there was any inconvenience because we had to move the show last time.” “I hope we haven’t caused you too much inconvenience.”

The 20-time Grammy winner was compared to Hollywood star Tilda Swinton. gtrace / splashnews.com
Apart from Swinton, the rock and roll star was also compared to Megan Rapinoe. Michael Chow/The Republic/USA TODAY Network

Springsteen’s worldwide tour has been plagued with various medical complications since being announced in May 2022.

In March, while on tour in Albany, the New Jersey native was forced to postpone two of his shows after releasing a statement saying that the reason for the cancellation was “Due to illness.”

The following month, Springsteen and his wife, Patti Scialfa — who was noticeably absent from Tuesday’s show — both contracted COVID-19 and were forced to call off performances.

Springsteen’s worldwide tour has been plagued with various medical complications since being announced in May 2022. AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin
Springsteen joined his E Street Band in Arizona with the notable absence of his wife, Patti Scialfa. Michael Chow/The Republic/USA TODAY Network

Springsteen once again postponed two shows in Philadelphia after reportedly falling “ill” – this time mere hours before the shows were scheduled to begin.

The 20-time Grammy winner finally revealed in September that he was “being treated for symptoms of peptic ulcer disease.”

“Here at E Street, we are saddened to have to postpone these shows,” said a statement on their Instagram on September 27. great times. we’ll be back soon. Love and God bless everyone, Bruce.”

Springsteen later called his illness a “monster” and said it was “shaking my inner world.” Michael Chow/The Republic/USA TODAY Network
The singer – who just lost his mother to Alzheimer’s – thanked his fans for their well wishes and said he “can’t wait to see you all next year.” Mike Coppola/Getty Images for the Bob Woodruff Foundation

Ultimately, Springsteen canceled his remaining 2023 dates.

“Bruce Springsteen has been recovering steadily from a bout of peptic ulcer disease over the past few weeks and will continue treatment throughout the year under the advice of his doctor,” an Instagram post read. “With this in mind, and out of an abundance of caution, all remaining 2023 tour dates for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be postponed to 2024.”

Springsteen later called his illness a “monster” and said it was “shaking my inner world.”

The singer – who just lost his mother to Alzheimer’s – thanked his fans for their well wishes and said he “can’t wait to see you all next year.”

In November, Steven Van Zandt, one of Springsteen’s guitarists, said that Springsteen was in “great shape”.

“We’ll be back stronger than ever in March,” Van Zandt, 73, told the crowd during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

He added, “It was a very intense first six months of the tour – probably our most intense ever.” “And so we’ll come back with the same intensity, and it’ll be great.”

The nine-month tour will hit 17 countries on 52 dates before concluding in Vancouver on November 22.



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