Bruce Springsteen triumphs on stage despite terrifying fall, Fans applaud his resilience

Bruce Springsteen, thunder road hitmaker misses step and tumbles onto back in Amsterdam performance

Updated on Sep 08, 2023  |  11:04 AM IST |  179.1K
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  • Bruce Springsteen took a tumble on stage at his world tour
  • Bruce Springsteen jokingly exclaimed, 'Goodnight, everybody!'

Bruce Springsteen, the legendary musician known as "The Boss," encountered a terrifying incident during the start of his highly anticipated world tour. As he took the stage in Amsterdam, a misstep led to a harrowing fall that left fans in shock and concern.

A scary tumble down the steps

During his performance of the song "Ghosts" with his E Street Band at the Johan Cruyff Arena in the Netherlands, Bruce Springsteen, 73, experienced a heart-stopping moment. While attempting to ascend the steps leading to the stage, he missed a step, resulting in a painful fall. Clad in tight black jeans and a button-up shirt, Bruce fell forward and landed awkwardly on his back, hindered by the weight of his guitar. The crowd gasped in disbelief as their beloved musician lay winded on the stage.

Determined to rise again

Bruce Springsteen, renowned for his resilience and stage presence, refused to let the fall define his performance. With his bandmates rushing to his aid, they helped him up and removed the guitar strap, alleviating the weight burden. Despite the momentary setback, Bruce mustered the strength to stand up again, displaying a resilient grin amidst the thunderous applause. His determination to continue the show reassured fans that he was not seriously injured.

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Continuing the show and upcoming tour dates

In a lighthearted manner, Bruce Springsteen jokingly exclaimed, "Goodnight, everybody!" as if the show had come to an abrupt end, eliciting both relief and laughter from the audience. However, his commitment to his craft prevailed, and he valiantly carried on with the performance. Fans were relieved to learn that Bruce appeared to have escaped the fall without any major injuries. Social media platforms buzzed with messages of concern and support from his devoted followers. Meanwhile, others defended Bruce, highlighting his ability to overcome the fall and deliver an outstanding show.


Despite the alarming incident, Bruce Springsteen's world tour is far from over. He has an extensive lineup of performances ahead, with upcoming stops in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Norway, and Switzerland scheduled for June. Fans eagerly await the chance to witness his iconic live performances. The summer months will see him continuing to tour, bringing his music to audiences around the world. Bruce's tireless journey will eventually conclude in San Francisco in December, where he will wrap up his epic tour.

While the fall left fans momentarily worried, they have faith in Bruce Springsteen's resilience and ability to deliver captivating performances. The incident serves as a testament to his dedication to his craft, showcasing that even after a challenging fall, he can still rise and give his fans a truly unforgettable experience.

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Why is Bruce Springsteen so famous?
Much of Springsteen's iconic status in America as well as his popularity abroad stems from his concert performances—marathon shows, up to four hours in length, in which he and the E Street Band energetically perform intense ballads

Why is Springsteen called the boss?
He got his nickname The Boss while playing with a band called Earth in the late 1960s when he was tasked with collecting the band's fee from club owners and distributing it among the band afterwards.

Does Bruce Springsteen still play?
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band kick off their 2023 international tour with performances across the United States, before heading to Europe, and then returning to North America.

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