Bruce Springsteen was unhurt after falling on stage during his last show in Amsterdam. While it was unclear if the stress from his performance had caused his fall, the singer quickly moved on after getting help from his concerned colleagues.
He had previously faced backlash over the cost of his show tickets and recently received criticism for continuing his show in disaster-stricken Emilia-Romagna.
Read on to find out more.
Bruce Springsteen suffers a terrible fall
During his recent show in Amsterdam, Springsteen suffered a fall while performing for his fans Daily Mail. The 73-year-old had turned to climb the stairs to his spare spot but stumbled halfway.
Dressed all in black, Springsteen was still holding on to his guitar as he fell and rolled onto his back in front of fans.
His worried colleagues immediately rushed over to help him. One of them took off his instrument while they lifted Bruce back to his feet.
It was unclear if the stress from his performance had led to the fall or if it was just a coincidence. Luckily, Bruce wasn’t injured in the fall as he was grinning after being lifted off the ground.
He then addressed the crowd and said, “Good night everyone!” Then he raised his hand and began a new song.
He had previously faced backlash over the ticket price
Bruce is on the road for his latest tour, Springsteen and E Street Band, Tour 2023.
There are 37 shows on his tour, spread over 32 cities. Landgraaf, Netherlands; Zurich, Switzerland; and Birmingham, UK will be its locations.
Although turnout at the venues where he has performed has been great, there have previously been many complaints about ticket prices.
In November 2022, Springsteen responded to fan backlash by saying his tickets were affordable.
“They’re in that affordable range. We have the tickets that are suitable for this [higher] price somewhere anyway. The ticket agent or someone else will take the money. I’m like, ‘Hey, why shouldn’t the money go to the guys who’re going to sweat three hours a night up there for it?’” he said New York Post.
Bruce Springsteen is criticized for putting on a show in a disaster region
The singer recently faced renewed criticism for still holding his concert in Italy’s disaster-hit Emilia-Romagna region Daily Mail.
The region in the north of the country was inundated by rainstorms, causing several deaths, landslides and broken riverbanks. In addition, several towns and villages were isolated from the effects of the downpour, which destroyed several properties.
Some local leaders felt the performance was disrespectful to those still in shock at the tragedy. Up to 50,000 concertgoers were expected. However, due to significant flooding, this was not possible for many.
Commenting on Springsteen’s action on Twitter, Italian TV presenter Tiziana Ferrario said: “I love Bruce Springsteen, but with the victims and the cities covered in mud, the Ferrara concert seems upset.”
He added: “Once [upon a time]you would shovel and help who was buried in the mud instead of mindlessly singing and dancing in the same area.”
Bruce Springsteen gets his vacation
Hate him or love him, Springsteen made his mark on the music industry and was recently rewarded with his New Jersey vacation.
The holiday has been assigned to Springsteen’s birthday and will be officially known as “Bruce Springsteen Day”.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy last month announced the inaugural American Music Honors Awards at Monmouth University’s Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music.
“Bruce Springsteen is one of the most recognizable, well-known and influential musicians – and New Jerseyers – of all time,” Murphy told the press New York Post.
“It’s important that we recognize Bruce for everything he has done and will continue to do, from donating his music to giving his time to causes close to his heart.”