Clemons helped shape the sound and image of Bruce Springsteen, being an integral part of Bruce's band, the E Street Band. Clemons also had a pop resurgence of late, performing with Lady Gaga and being in her latest video, "The Edge Of Glory", which came out earlier this week.
Clemons has been in pain for several years, suffering from back and hip issues along with having double knee replacement surgery shortly before performing with Bruce at the Super Bowl in 2009.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: The Big Man Will Be Missed
Bruce Springsteen, who rarely speaks to the media, released a statement about his good friend and E Street Band member Clarence Clemons.
Bruce released this statement;
By now, many of you have heard that our beloved comrade and sax player Clarence Clemons has suffered a serious stroke. While all initial signs are encouraging, Clarence will need much care and support to achieve his potential once again. He has his wonderfully supportive wife, Victoria, excellent doctors and health care professionals, and is surrounded by friends and family.
I thank you all for your prayers and positive energy and concern. This is a time for us all to share in a hopeful spirit that can ultimately inspire Clarence to greater heights.
-- Bruce Springsteen
It sounds like Clarence is improving but they don't want you to think he is out of the woods yet. We will continue praying.-Dr.FB
Diagnosis: Will Gaga Speak On Clarence?
Bruce Springsteen rocked the Izod Center last night in New Jersey. He played a 3 hour set. Enough said.
Look at that crowd. Bruce doesn't get played on the radio anymore. You see all ages there. Old folk. Young folk. I even see a brother in the middle. How is an act like Bruce selling out an arena and drawing the young? Sure, the Super Bowl performance helped and sure ain't radio. A good old Ipod and YouTube are ways artist such as Bruce who can't get a new song on the radio for nothing, are finding new fans. You have to adapt to technology, you can't ignore it or you will lose.
I want to thank GED aka G. Dicker for providing these exclusive pics of Bruce Springsteen to us. He now has his own blog and you should check it out because GED is a pretty rare and interesting person. They really don't make them like him anymore.
Please check out his blog here: www.according2g.com