- Bruce Springsteen, 73, fell while walking up stage stairs during a performance in Amsterdam, eliciting gasps from fans.
- A video of the incident amassed over 7.4 million views on TikTok, with many expressing concern over the singer’s well-being.
- The singer was quickly helped up by bandmates and, apparently unhurt, continued the concert.
- Springsteen and the E Street Band are currently on a worldwide tour which started in February in Florida and is set to conclude in December.
In an incident that took his fans by surprise, legendary musician Bruce Springsteen stumbled and fell while performing on stage in Amsterdam. The 73-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer was in the middle of the hit song “Ghosts” when he tripped on the stage stairs with a guitar around his neck.
The incident quickly circulated on social media, with a video of the fall garnering over 7.4 million views on TikTok. Many fans expressed concern for the “Dancing In The Dark” singer’s safety, with gasps audible from the crowd at the Johan Cruyff Arena during the moment of his fall.
Springsteen lay on the floor for several seconds before bandmates rushed over to assist him. The iconic musician seemed unharmed as he rose back to his feet with a smile, prompting relief among his fans. Displaying his usual stage presence, he quipped, “Good night everybody,” before continuing and finishing the concert.
Fans online reacted to Springsteen’s tumble with a mix of humor and concern. “That was not a very BOSS move,” one Twitter user joked. Another commented, “He’s going down, down, down, down…but he got up and is OK.” However, a few less empathetic social media users drew comparisons between Springsteen’s stumble and U.S. President Joe Biden’s well-publicized trips on stairs.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are currently on their 2023 worldwide tour, which kicked off in Tampa, Florida in February and moved to Europe in April. They are set to return to the U.S. in August and conclude the tour in December.